CANVAS Software

CANVAS Software

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About CANVAS

Canvas LMS from Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) specifically designed for K-5 on up through higher education institutions. Canvas LMS is a scalable platform that can be used by educational institutions of all sizes and types, from individual classrooms to large universities to companies with a blended or fully virtual learning environment. The Canvas platform offers complete LMS functionality for online learning including standards-based grade books, customizable student assessments, course content authoring, mobile communication, plus more. Canvas LMS can integrate with an educational institution's existing SIS and other teaching tools. Additionally, the Canvas App Center offers mobile-ready teaching tools that can add new functionalities...
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CANVAS User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 3,286 reviews

Micah

Company size: 51 - 200 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

December 2021

Very Helpful!

Jacob

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

A student's review of CANVAS after four years

Overall, I have had a good experience using CANVAS. It was crucial during 2020 and 2021 for online learning and it still serves a vital role for class resources and information, regardless of virtual or in-person learning.

Pros

The best things about CANVAS are the ability to receive information about the class as-needed and not just in class, the option to re-examine old classes, and serving as a source for homework assignments and class materials.

Cons

While CANVAS is a useful software, it is still clunky in some areas, particularly its test-taking software and class library page. Also, it's gradebook software will not reflect a student's actual grade if the class is weighted, which can be deceptive.

Reasons for switching to CANVAS

The entire campus switched software in my first year.

Cian

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

A students review of Canvas.

From a student's point of view, it was a lot better than the previous system.

Pros

I really liked that the areas were clearly outlined where we need to get our material and we could easily access the online portal. Find our lesson plan and where our classes are held.

Cons

Some the features were not utilized and there was no helping wizard or a help section on the website.

Jim

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

The Last LMS You Will Ever Purchase

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.

Reasons for choosing CANVAS

Best product, best support, best pre-and post-sales support

Reasons for switching to CANVAS

After Blackboard's acquisition of MoodleRooms, the support, service, and development declined while prices increased. After a complete RFP of the alternatives, Canvas became the clear leader in the learning management system space.

Denisse

Company size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

CANVAS is a great options for students and professors

I enjoy how easy is to keep track of my activities in a single place. I find it friendly-user, and intuitive. The organization is amazing and its capacity for heavy documents is a must. Now I have the materials, grades, quizzes and a place to do my assignments in a single space. no more switching between lots of files and making a mess on my board

Pros

I love how easy is to have access to all my courses and materials, I have everything I need well organized, categorized and divided into sections. I have a visual aid to keep track of my grades and the communication with several professors is easy and you can keep the information in a single space. Its capacity to upload heavy content such as videos or books amazes me.

Cons

When using or chatting in the forum section, I always receive the notifications late so, I have to be always alert and refreshing the app in order to not miss important releases.

Reasons for switching to CANVAS

It needed many extra tools in order to do what canvas does in a single space

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