What Is CANVAS?

Open, intuitive, and born in the cloud, Canvas LMS has become the most widely used learning management system by colleges and universities in North America, and the fastest growing worldwide. Delivering dynamic, engaging learning experiences, its 99.99% uptime ensures instant connection between students and educators, anywhere, anytime. Visit us at www.instructure.com

Who Uses CANVAS?

Canvas is the industry-leading platform for millions of passionate students and educators around the world.

Where can CANVAS be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Instructure
  • Located in Cottonwood Heights, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support

Countries available

Not provided by vendor

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Instructure
  • Located in Cottonwood Heights, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support

Countries available

Not provided by vendor

Languages

English

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Features of CANVAS

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Gamification
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Lesson Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Weighted Assignments

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Reviews of CANVAS

Average score

Overall
4.5 (3,332)
Ease of Use
4.4 (3,332)
Customer Service
4.3 (3,332)
Features
4.4 (3,332)
Value for Money
4.5 (3,332)

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Roohi M.
Roohi M.
Sr. Graphic Designer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Broadcast Media, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Expand your Creativity

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I am fully satisfied and highly recommend this software, I think it helps even a non-designer to express his ideas.

Pros:

I think this software is too easy and user friendly. One can easily make beautiful design and expands his/her creativity. You can create and post directly on social media through this. If one face any issues it can be resolve in real time, so I think its the best part of it.

Cons:

There is nothing. Its such an easy , fast and organised software. I find so many time saving options in this software. I simply love this.

Jim B.
Outreach coordinator in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Canvas Review

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Happy to use a program that makes sharing courses simple, yet holds all the needed curriculum.

Pros:

Canvas is very user friendly, allows for a large number of users to have individualized platforms and tables while still maintaining a cohesive look and arrangement.

Cons:

Some issues with update lag, but usually resolved by logging out, and back in.

Nakia E.
Administration in US
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Great for college students

3.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Great tool for professors and students to engage on

Pros:

It’s a a common tool for college students and always available to help with online assignments and communication.

Cons:

Some times there are bugs that happen in Canvas

Jim A.
Jim A.
Assoc VP for IT in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

The Last LMS You Will Ever Purchase

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: As a staple in higher education, online and hybrid learning have played a central role in offering courses to a geographically dispersed demographic of students. Canvas provides this ability with a solid product and reliable up time to help us meet these goals.

Pros:

A very powerful platform with a low threshold for adoption and ease of use. Our instructors rave about the intuitiveness of the course builder features and functionality. Since the pandemic, nearly all of the institution's thousands of courses have content online in Canvas - including the traditional in-person classes.

Cons:

Integration with our student information system required some additional outside services to that students, courses, and grades could be synced in real time in order to give students immediate access once enrolled for the class.

Edwin O.
Edwin O.
Administrative Assistant in Kenya
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Integrated platform for learning.

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: It is the best learning platform to use since it easy to use and saves on time and resources.

Pros:

It is user friendly in that it saves on resources and also it easy to manage. Has a simple interface that is easy to learn and understand how it works faster. It has different variety of multimedia options. Runs on more than one operating system that is Windows, Linux, Mac and android. Can be integrated with various applications.

Cons:

It is a great to tool only that it for starters learning how to use it can be hectic and also the grading system should be upgraded.