Cloud Computing for Education in Canada

Across your campus or district, the AWS Cloud helps you focus on what matters: your students

Whether it’s the first day in your cloud journey or you have a cloud-first strategy, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a solution to facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives, and manage IT operations. AWS delivers a set of compute, storage, database, analytics, and application deployment services that lower costs, scale applications, respond quickly in emergencies, and meet the ever-changing needs of the modern student.

AWS for Education

What's new

How Prodigy uses AWS to gamify math education

Prodigy Game (Prodigy) has a mission to help every child in the world love learning and make education freely available to students globally. Prodigy’s math game—geared toward learners in the first to eighth grade—allows students to hone their math skills with questions delivered according to their individual needs.

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First university-based cloud innovation centre (CIC) in Canada to open

Part of an ongoing relationship between AWS and the University of British Columbia (UBC), the CIC will provide students, staff, and faculty access to cloud technology to advance research projects, while employing Amazon’s innovation processes. The CIC is the first of its kind in Canada.

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How the University of British Columbia uses the cloud to reduce sunflower genomic processing time and research costs

The botany department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the UBC Data Science Institute are working together to research the evolution and genetic makeup of sunflowers – a critical crop in addressing global food security.

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AWS Educate now available in 10 new languages

AWS Educate’s foundational cloud learning Career Pathways are now available in ten new languages – Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Bahasa. Now, more students around the world can develop skills that open doors to cloud-based careers and opportunities.

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Explore education segments

Higher Education

Higher education

From data center migration to student data and analytics, AWS has agile and flexible solutions.

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K12 & Primary Schools

K12 and primary schools

Streamline district IT operations, save money, and keep student information safe in the AWS Cloud.

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EdTech Companies

EdTech companies

Innovate and build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions.

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Getting started

Reaching for the cloud

The journey to the cloud is about far more than better technology delivery. It should also transform how IT addresses student and staff needs for teaching and learning, research, and other campus initiatives. In this whitepaper, authored by Ovum, learn about higher education's journey to leveraging the transformative power of cloud technology.

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Launch your first workload by choosing one of four pathways

Get started with AWS faster by choosing one of four pathways. Each pathway includes a webinar and dedicated content pack to get you started.

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Amazon WorkSpaces is a cloud-based, virtual desktop infrastructure solution that helps higher-education institutions and K12 school districts give students and instructors consistent access to teaching and learning software on their own devices.

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Campus on a cloud

Leverage AWS to help facilitate teaching and learning, launch student data analysis, and manage IT operations. Discover compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that lower costs, offer scale, respond quickly in emergencies, and meet the evolving needs of the modern student.

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Support student success

Teachers, instructors, districts, universities, and EdTechs have one main goal: to develop successful students. The AWS Cloud helps education institutions personalize student-learning experiences, access applications at any time, and improve learning outcomes.

Security and compliance

The AWS Cloud is built to help even the most security-sensitive institutions meet student data privacy and security requirements.

Agility and scalability

AWS enables education institutions to create a customized infrastructure that is more efficient and flexible. Quickly scale up during peak usage times, including enrollment, back-to-school season, and graduation. Scale down over breaks when your server needs are low.

Cost savings

Reduce costs with the AWS pay-as-you-go model. The ability to scale up and down as traffic changes makes it possible for districts, institutions, EdTechs, and digital learning companies to ramp up their capacity on a temporary basis at a fraction of the cost.

AWS programs for education

AWS Educate

AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.


AWS Academy

AWS Academy helps prepare university students for industry-recognized certifications and high-demand cloud jobs through in-class instruction, hands-on labs, online knowledge assessments, and project work.


Case studies

More than 9,000 education customers use the AWS Cloud to lower IT costs, launch student analytic initiatives, and prepare students for STEM careers.

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