Kannu Software


 

Kannu is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) suitable for large and midsize educational institutions teaching K-12 and higher education material. It offers media galleries and messaging features and is designed to work on desktop and mobile devices.

Kannu provides educators with several tools to communicate with students, including direct messaging, announcements and discussion forums. Students can upload projects into galleries and teachers can embed multimedia files into courses. Portfolios and peer assessments let students share their work.

Surveys, assessment tools and engagement statistics help educators determine which content is most productive and assess whether objectives are being met. Gradebook statistics and course cloning help with course management. Kannu also offers branding services, learning interoperability integrations and e-commerce features.

Pricing is per user per month and online user training is available.

 

Kannu - Course dashboard
 
  • Kannu - Course dashboard
    Course dashboard
  • Kannu - Discussion board
    Discussion board
  • Kannu - Resource gallery
    Resource gallery
  • Kannu - Student portfolio
    Student portfolio
  • Kannu - Mobile view
    Mobile view
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Amy from CalArts
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

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Successfully created my first online course!

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This LMS is lightning fast! I've lost many a student's attention due to slow load/response times. Click a button , jump from video to video and it starts almost immediately (less than 1 second).
Navigation is clean and clear. This platform helped me to re-think and re-organize my course in a way that was decidedly better for my students without making me feel as though I had to conform to a norm, dumb down, or surrender any of the artistic nature of the course. The team that I worked with when developing and shooting the course was remarkably efficient and personable. It was the first time that I had ever shot video for a course and felt that I was in good hands.

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The little IVQ indicators in the videos seemed to disappear on me once but was fine after refreshing the browser.

Source: Capterra
 

Carl from RISD Department of Architecture
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Kannu is elegant, flexible and time-saving

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saved hundreds of hours of time.

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Kannu helps us manage student submissions and communicate with my team. Having everything related to my course in one environment is key. Kannu interface is clean and beautiful (nothing more hypocritical than teaching design using an ugly and tedious LMS). Finally, Kannu support is the bomb.

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Its improving constantly, which is great. And this comes with the territory of a web software that grows with technology, but it is something to be aware of: as a user, I need to be on top of new developments.

Source: Capterra
 

Gerardo from BIC @ The City College of New York/CUNY

May 2017

May 2017

Excellent. We tried many other platforms and Kannu is the best. Great UX/UI. Friendly service.

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Streamlined an otherwise cumbersome review process.

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Its ease of use, specially the fact that student work is much easier (than other platforms) to review and archive.

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The presence of certain mandatory fields, i.e. the unavoidable breakdown of grading criteria, that are not applicable in every single case.

Source: Capterra
 

Bert from Manhattan School of Music

May 2017

May 2017

Powerful tool. Excellent customer relations!

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In addition to being beautifully designed, Kannu is powerful tool that can enhance learning and improve curriculum. The team at Kadenze is helpful, knowledgeable, and will be receptive to the needs of your organization. Our rep, Harmony, has done exceptional work in ensuring we have the support we needed and addressing our many concerns and specialized institutional needs.

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We would run into occasional bugs and hiccups in the system but the team at Kadenze was always quick to respond and address the problems.

Source: Capterra
 

Donna from Consumer Electronics

May 2017

May 2017

I found the team at Kannu to be extremely helpful and great to work with.

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The software is extremely flexible and adaptable to our business needs. We were able to explain what we wanted to accomplish and the Kannu team was able to help us customize the software to feel like an extension of our brand.

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There was nothing I did not like about the software. Because we were creating something that was not the typical use case it took a bit more time than we had planned to figure out how to best use the software to accomplish our business needs.

Source: Capterra
 

Ania from CalArts

May 2017

May 2017

This is a great platform, super user-friendly and intuitive

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I love being able to access everything in one place as well as having multiple views/perspectives on the class

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I would love more clarity around uploading assignments - sometimes this gets tricky with figuring out the percentage of the grade each assignment is worth, etc. Would love a way to skip that part if I want-

Source: Capterra
 

N.D. from California Institute of the Arts

May 2017

May 2017

Tremendously helpful for K-12 students in arts education classes.

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Easy for middle school and high school students to use on tablets and smartphones, and easy to teach beginning instructors how to use it to set up their online classes.

Source: Capterra
 

Adam from MICA

May 2017

May 2017

The team at Kannu has been Great! Very responsive to our needs and wants in an LMS

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That there is an LMS geared towards the Arts with an emphasis on multimedia as well as Portfolio development and delivery.

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Setting up assignments can sometimes be tricky and with any software there is a learning curve but once you get used to the UX it isn't a problem.

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from California Institute of the Arts

May 2017

May 2017

I have moved all my courses to the Kannu LMS, and for good reasons!

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The Kannu LMS is a great tool for me and my students. From the creation of the course to the final student evaluations, this platform helps me to help my students. The process of setting up a course on Kannu makes me be thoughtful about what I want to the students to learn and how I plan on guiding then through that process. But the platform is flexible enough to add material that is unexpected, unplanned or even material discovered by my students. The ease of uploading reading material, linking to any all media types and promoting discovery through online discussions means I can have a plan but that we, myself and most importantly, my students, are not locked into trajectory that seemed right in September, but needed adjusting by October. The fact that I can copy a course from past semesters to upcoming semesters means that over time the resources grow and can be curated as fast as my course's subject matter evolves.

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All Learning Management Systems have a learning curve, Kannu is no different. Luckily the curve is fast.

Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Princeton University
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

May 2017

May 2017

Kannu worked great for me and my students in a course last year.

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Kannu is elegant, attractive, and robust, and features strong support for media, assessment, and communication

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Occasionally the system is slow, when sorting through thousands of students in an online course, but is much more responsive with the smaller classes we have on campus.

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from California institute of the arts.

May 2017

May 2017

I use this LMS for all aspects of my classes from grading to students collaborations.

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I just works. Since using I have found that students have access to each other's question which they are free to answer Teaching=learning.

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Set up time takes a bit but once it's setup it works great. What's take the time is there are more options than I need for some of the things I am doing with it.

Source: Capterra
 

Christoph from Seenfire
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Kannu is awesome.

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Kannu is streamlined, elegant, powerful and the perfect fit for any institution that wants to deliver high quality educational content through a safe and encrypted online learning platform. I use Kannu to manage my "One Minute Academy", whereby students from around the world learn to film and edit one minute videos (http://www.oneminuteacademy.org/)

The "Kannu experience" starts with informative phone calls with Kadenze's welcoming staff; next they start the branding and on boarding process. The team is really looking out for every client's best interest. Once the platform is ready to roll, it only takes a couple quick clicks to upload video content, add/delete quizzes and format tests to create a superbly engaging experience for students. My single regret is that I only use a small portion of the many features that Kannu offers, but over time I know that I'll make a better effort to integrate all of their technology into our digital curriculum. I strongly encourage others to use Kannu without any hesitation whatsoever.

Pros

Streamlined, elegant, powerful, best LMS on the market. I'm a big fan of the video uploading capabilities and integration with AWS video encryption. The closed captioning functions are top.

Cons

Too powerful and robust, which isn't a bad thing, it's only daunting.

Advice to Others

Map out an educational and student engagement strategy before talking to the Kannu staff so that they can help you maximize the potential of your partnership.

Source: Capterra
 

Vicky from Goldsmiths, University of London
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

MDST project making use of Kannu

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This is a multilingual digital storytelling project (https://goldsmithsmdst.wordpress.com) that works with multiple schools in the UK and overseas and has as its key partners the BFI, British Museum, Museum of London and NRCSE. We have used Kannu to set up a safe shared place for schools, their teachers and students. We have been using kannu with the teachers for just over a year and we have found where teachers make the time to engage with the platform, upload sessions and keep a clear ongoing record of their work that the platform facilitates this. We have carried out regular training sessions with teachers on the use of kannu and emphasising the importance of getting their students online and critiquing and commenting on other digital stories. However, we are still finding it hard to facilitate this. At the moment teachers are more focused on the work in preparing the students in creating their digital stories and they have not given as much time to getting their students logged on and critiquing the stories of others. They have tended to do this as a group activity in the classroom where the teacher selects a range of digital stories that the children respond to orally and in small groups. We are working across a large age range from 8 - 18 years old. We also wanted to set up an e-portfolio or reflective journal on the kannu site and this is not yet possible. We set up a survey that some of the students completed but again this was hard to implement across all the schools. We have found it a very good platform but some teachers have found it hard to navigate.

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Easy to manage and develop.

Cons

Hard for teachers to navigate with their students.

Advice to Others

Add the facility for an e-portfolio or reflective journal.

Source: Capterra
 

Brian from California Institute of the Arts
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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For design and support I couldn't recommend a product more. The features are certainly a huge part of the experience and are much appreciated, but the beauty and elegance in Kannu is really the design. Yet the tool aside, the main reason why it works for us is the incredibly responsive support we receive. Kadenze not only understands, but also really cares, about her users. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and willing to incorporate our ideas into their road map if at all possible.

Source: Capterra
 

Bailey from Community Arts Partnership
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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We love using Kannu for the CalArts CAP CABLE class - Harmony has been exceptionally excellent in customer support too.

Source: Capterra
 

Mary from Ali Akbar College of Music
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2016

August 2016

Ali Akbar College of Music Uses Kannu

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This is the first time we have used a product to manage our online class webinars, and we are enjoying the simplicity of the final product that our students interact with. In the past, our interaction with our students was primarily through emails, and sorting through the emails to find lessons was cumbersome. We don't actually use many of the features Kannu offers, mostly because of the size of our organization, but what we do use has streamlined our webinar interactions with the students in a very beneficial way.

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The setup was easy to understand because of the personal training session I received, and Kannu's customer service is amazing. When issues have arisen their response has been prompt and the follow through has been quick. They were responsive to the needs of our school and tailored a few sections the way we needed things to run.

Honestly, what I like the most about Kannu is the end product. Our students are happy with it, and it has made the handling of our class webinars neat and efficient.

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When we first started, back in February 2016, there were a few bugs in the system that needed to be worked out. However, Kannu has just launched, so I wasn't surprised by it. 7 months later, many positive changes have taken place and things have evened out for us.

Source: Capterra
 

Gina from Portfolio Studio
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2016

August 2016

Responsive Learning Management System Site and Staff

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We've worked with Kannu for more than a year now and overall are pleased with the service and the versatility of the product. We looked at a lot of systems and most are outdated and don't work for visual learners (which is almost everyone). Kannu has an updated app like interface that is easy to use. There is a learning curve however and we would like more on-boarding videos for our students but I believe they will provide that as development continues. They regularly provide smart upgrades.

Pros

Beautiful interface. Friendly and user friendly design. Broad functionality.

Cons

There are features that we don't need and we would like to be able to turn off. That probably can be accomplished through development as they have a staff that works with you but we have not requested too much customization as the portal works for us well as is.

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As with any software it takes time to get used to the platform. There are some bugs but they do respond and make fixes quickly. Harmony, our rep is great to work with.

Source: Capterra
 

Jay from Real Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2016

August 2016

The future of higher education, professional training, and online learning

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Kadenze's Kannu is an incredibly flexible business model and versatile platform. We were looking for a solid tool to build our own portal for Real Industry's educational content and also white label the platform for prospective industry partners. Kadenze said ¿no problem.¿

Did I mention that we¿re a small non-profit - not a Fortune 500 company or a major University?

My students have found their courseware ¿refreshing and pleasant to use.¿ The product design is clean and intuitive for both viewing and completing assignments. The dashboards for educators are simplified and user friendly - no user manual required to update, create assignments, view grades and performance analytics.

I use this platform for teaching at top universities (Stanford, University of Michigan, NYU,...) but also have portals for running academic workshops, small group tutoring, and even corporate training!

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Interface, support, and team behind the product

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Analytics is present but isn't quite up to what you'd get from a Google Analytics type integration.

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Using Kannu was one of the easiest decisions I've made in a long time. I can concentrate on teaching - not technology!

Source: Capterra
 

Casey from Samaschool
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2016

August 2016

Most powerful and versatile white-label experience

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I found out about Kannu through the Edsurge newsletter. After demo'ing their new lms I realized this was something different from all the other LMS' I had been vetting. Before we had been on a tool that was simple and compatible with SCORM, however, we quickly realized that we did not have the development time to build everything in captivate, nor has the problem of mobile responsiveness really been solved. So back to the lms tools and our old one had a lot of things missing. Most notably, a community feature.

I loved Kannu from the beginning because it was clear that they had a team of great designers. I didn't have being on the site like I normally do with lms'. Additionally, they are very receptive to new ideas and excited to implement good ideas. The platform accommodates a lot of different file types and so has a much wider range of assignment/assessment types. Most importantly, it has a really great forum feature that has led to much greater student interaction.

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- The design
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- Accommodates creative assignments
- Supports community development

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Nothing, because I can't find anything better. Without building your own LMS this is the best one out there for accommodating unusual trainings.

Source: Capterra