Pilar Abuin is the Director of Educational Technology in the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University. Her team supports and owns Canvas, and many of the external applications that go beyond Canvas as well. Their role is to engage with faculty and staff to support and better understand how Canvas, and the Learning Management System ecosystem, is being used at Yale.
Pilar has been at Yale since January 2014, and has been part of Poorvu Center initiatives such as the Turnitin Pilot in Canvas, Faculty Bulldog Days and the successful Canvas pilot in Fall 2015 to replace Classes*v2 as our enterprise Learning Management System at Yale. In November 2018, Pilar and the rest of the Canvas Transition Team recieved the Linda K. Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service in recognition for their efforts in moving the community to Canvas in 2017.
Pilar earned her Master of Arts in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and received her Bachelor of Art from Columbia University, where she studied Computer Science and Art History.