Canvas Software


 

Canvas from Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) suitable for K-12 and higher education institutes. Canvas is a scalable LMS platform that can be used to serve education facilities all sizes, ranging from individual classrooms to large universities.

Canvas learning platform offers core LMS functionality including the online grade books, testing, course authoring and integration with other teaching tools. The Canvas App Center offers mobile-ready teaching tools that can be added to bring new functionalities in the application. Over two hundred different LTI tools allow teachers to customize courses and monitor engagements with their class or individual students. Canvas also offers native apps for iOS and Android devices, allowing instructors to view key information, share updates or send results from anywhere and at any time.

Canvas is recommended to campuses with more than two hundred students. The solution comes with 14 days free trial period so that users can experience the interface and features for themselves before making any kind of commitment.

 

Canvas - Calendar
 
  • Canvas - Calendar
    Calendar
  • Canvas - Gradebook & Parent App
    Gradebook & Parent App
  • Canvas - Mastery Paths
    Mastery Paths
  • Canvas - Quizzes
    Quizzes
  • Canvas - Quiz Stats
    Quiz Stats
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Nick from USF
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Doing more with mobile ability

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Overall I think this is a great product that can use some refining to make it more intuitive for the next generation of student and teacher interaction. Once I was able to get over the learning curve of the product and be able to trust that it is helpful for scheduling important dates it is a good supplementary tool for lessons. It should by no means be used as a replacement for face to face participation. The discussion board needs a lot of work, I would suggest a rating scale like readit or buzzfeeed but even that might be hard because of the small pool of participants.

Pros

The product is helpful for keeping track of work progress, submitting assignments, sharing resources, reviewing grades, messaging teachers and the features continue. It has been a great platform to keep everything centralized and gain access to all of the class work that is populated by the professors. The customizable features are also helpful in regards to the potential of the software itself.

Cons

There are a few things that lengthen the learning curve of this tool and can hinder its effectiveness. One being that because it is so customizable, each professor uses it differently and that makes it harder for the student to know what is where when multiple professors are using it in different capacities. Second is less crucial but can be annoying and that is the notifications don't always disappear after you have read a message. Lastly is the point of customization, which I've also noted as a pro but as a con it can be difficult for discussion boards when the format to submit varies for posts.

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Lorne from Liscio
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

I am a college student graduating this may ; when I first started college we were using a different LMS.

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It is the perfect platform to keep students from falling in the cracks and allowing professors to teach in several different mediums. Resources can be abundant, and eText integration is a life saver.

Cons

The product is great overall, but professors often underuse the product. I worked in IT support for the university, and the only time we had issues with canvas had to do with outages, a necessary happening for product improvement.

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Tim from Instructure
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Canvas is amazing!!! Way better than the competitors.

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Love canvas!

Pros

I have used blackboard and canvas and canvas is awesome. It works well and it is simple and easy to use. I love using it for school.

Cons

I don't love how some teachers use it. Sometimes in the collaboration section there can be a lot going on.

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Maziar from CourseNetworking
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Best conventional LMS

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Pros

All the features are implemented in the best way. For instance, quiz tool, SIS integration, etc. Also, it's expandable because of its open-source version and very good collaboration with IMS Global Consortium.

Cons

The UX is pretty useful but is kind of busy. People always complain about it. It should be more straightforward. Another thing is the developer keys. They are not customizable enough. I'm pretty sure they'll work on it.

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Jake from USBChiro
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Best LMS out there

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Great educational interface.

Pros

It is very easy to use and looks like it belongs in 2018. The customizing options are very easy to understand and perform. Links and videos are easily loaded and they actually work semesters after you load them. Works on Macs and PCs.

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Pauline from MSG
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

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I wish more schools would adopt this program.

Pros

I think Canvas is so much better than Blackboard and other proprietary software that I have used. It is much easier to learn and to teach others to navigate.

Cons

I wish that the outside links that also get graded would show up differently or show up that it is completed within Canvas.

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Tim from Prodynamix
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Very nice LMS

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This very easy to use. The graphic interface is easy to understand. The structure is logical and quite systematic.

Cons

Do NOT to customize the platform. This platform is built to be used "as is". My experience is customization has been VERY difficult.

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Mario from Holiday inn
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Canvas is a great tool

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Canvas LMS is a great tool, and is very useful on a day to day basis. The software is easy to understand

Cons

the only thing i dislike about this product is that the on the go or mobile platforms have not been worked out

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Terry from Stanly county Schools
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Canvas

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A place to store assignments
schools system wants to be updated to the newest software for teachers to use in the classroom.

Cons

Added work in taking it form one system to another
Not very easy to move from one section to another.

 
 

McKenzie from Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Canvas

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Pros

I like how every section for each class is the same meaning all the tabs are universal. You can't have teachers choose different ones and confuse the meaning of things.

Cons

There is no such thing as a Learning Management System that does everything you want it to. Mass emailing students is a little harder and doesn't turn out the way I want it to.

 
 

William from Messiah College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Canvas - LMS from heaven!

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Great product, easy to use, in the cloud so no maintenance on our part.

Pros

Faculty love this product. It make their management of syllabi, course calendars, announcements/communication with classes, out of class discussions, grades, etc. easy to do and in one place. Students love the product for the same reason and they can customize their communication preferences. Instructure also has made the integration of the product with other systems easy as well.

Cons

We have no problems to share at this point with the product. When issues arise among users from various colleges, they facilitate and truly listen to our concerns.

 
 

Bill from Stanly County Schools
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Way too time consuming and complex to be useful

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The capabilities of this software are quite impressive but the tedious layout, limited choices, and incessant need to 'jump through hoops' to make it worthwhile far outweigh any value it might otherwise have. The designers of the software considered practically every aspect of what they were intending to do but completely ignored the target audience. We are having weekly training sessions and even after several months, most teachers are struggling with the interface. For example: to create an assignment for a class you must go through a plethora of steps to make the class, including a great deal of information that isn't truly necessary before you can get to the complex task of actually creating an assignment. In other words, EVERY task is simply too time-consuming to make this software of much use to the average teacher. It does interface with Powerschool which makes a great selling point to administrators and parents, but if your teachers are spending an extra hour to hour and half a day, just utilizing this program, what is gained? Frankly, I can do essentially everything needed to implement a classroom through Google Classroom and Google Apps and the time needed to do so is a fraction of what Canvas requires. Bottom line: if you don't mind putting your teachers through a horrendous learning curve and saddling them with tedious and extremely complex software, go with Canvas. If not, I suggest developing your LMS around something with a more simple interface, more forgiving functionality, and quicker to implement. I can say the LMS of Learnmate used in some technology classes isn't really a great deal better but again, why make simple tasks complicated when Google provides a much easier platform.

Pros

The functions available are quite impressive.

Cons

"User Hostile" interface that makes an incredible amount of demands to implement. A large number of items it requires should have and could have a default setting allowing for quicker use.

Advice to Others

Try it before you buy it and let your teachers see the complexity

 
 

Matthew from B Braun Medical Inc
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Can't beat ease of use and overall functionality

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I am a huge fan of Canvas, especially for college use. This platform has a tremendous amount of functionality & flexibility while also being incredibly user-friendly, both for the end-user and the system administrator. In addition, the online support available makes it very easy to troubleshoot should you encounter any issue.

Pros

Useability

 
 

Garth from Asher College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Canvas for Higher Education

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I enjoy being able to look up various topics and having easy access to the materials and the flexibility with my work and personal life.

Pros

Flexibility with my schedule, access to various topics whether it be personal or work related or just an area of interest.

Advice to Others

Take full advantage of the opportunity to self educate.

 
 

Carlos from YARABI, LLC
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Easy to work

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Canvas product it's been very easy to use. Great product for "non-tech" guys.

Cons

Not too many options on colors scheme

 
 

Candace from Virtual Learning Community
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Basic Content Management System

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Have used Canvas at various community colleges to teach online courses. The application is easy to use for faculty and students. The application does not support as many features as other LMSs such as Blackboard or Moodle.

 
 

William from Lancaster Bible College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Almost there

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I think that Canvas is really almost there as a leading LMS for the 21st century. I use this product as a student and hear a lot about it from my professors. My major complaints are that the mobile app is not functional, the discussion threads are painfully useless, and the product allows too much appropriation from the buying company. I wish that it was simpler, more consistent, and more in-line with software trends.

Pros

Clean, efficient, and organized. I am thrilled by the overall layout, having used a number of other LMSs at this point.

Cons

Still not there. They have a lot of changes to make to improve for a 21st century audience.

 
 

Abha from Northwestern University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great for students and teachers!

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I have been using Canvas for over six years now. I started using it as a student. It was easy to take quizzes and submit homeworks. For the past two years I have been using it as a teaching assistant. The software makes it super easy to grade homeworks, upload reading material and send messages to students. It is by far the best learning platform I have used.

Pros

The intuitive interface and easy-to-use file management is best in Canvas. The SpeedGrader is a very convenient tool.

Cons

There is no tool schedule classes or take polls for extra hours on Canvas. That makes it a convoluted process to schedule time.

 
 

Pierce from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Faith-based

June 2016

June 2016

Helpfully Structured, Organized, and Accessible

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Likes Best

As a course delivery system, Canvas has been intuitive, organized, and accessible for me. I have used this LMS for one online course and found it very easy to check my grades, submit assignments, and dialog with other students. It was also easy to take quizzes and tests.

Likes Least

At first, Canvas can be a bit intimidating because it houses so much information. It takes some getting used to, and not every user will need to be familiar with all of the features and capabilities of the software. After some time, this gets better, and you will learn what features you rely on heavily.

Recommendations

Keep in mind not just the software's capabilities (which is critical), but also its ease of use for a range of users. For a given user population, there is likely a set of features that will be employed regularly. Are those features easy to use and clearly marked? What additional features might improve the efficiency or ease of use for the user, given the specific features he or she uses most? These are good questions to consider.

 
 

Brian from Ex'pression College
Specialty: Other

January 2016

January 2016

I direct academic programs in animation and film-making.

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Likes Best

Canvas is very flexible and responsive for configuring standard classroom needs

Likes Least

Managing large data files and video content submitted by students, including visual feedback on video. We still use local servers or services like shotgun or sync-sketch for these needs.

Recommendations

Define your pipeline for student work in detail- not just content delivery form your faculty. Then choose your platform and what tools you need.

 
 
 
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Brittany from JMU

April 2018

April 2018

This software has been a great tool that helped me throughout my college career.

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I was able to be more organized with my work for school. I am a forgetful person but with the reminders on the side of canvas, it helped me to complete the forgotten assignments. Another benefit was that I learn to time manage my work by seeing the work load I have that for that week. In addition, it also helped me to learn to plan ahead.

Pros

Canvas is a great organizing tool. Some pros include the following: a calendar with due dates, to-do list, easy to use, tabs that is very easy to locate, the what if feature, easy to communicate with teachers, pleasing to the eye, has a mobile app, coming up assignment features, viewing files without downloading them, break down of your grade, and very simple. With this system, I did not have the need to buy a planner to write down all my assignments.

Cons

There is not too much I dislike about the system. Though the system is very organized, if the instructor does not put the files in an organized manner it can be hard to seek the desired files. In addition, there are some times where canvas can be very difficult to use as you have to click different features to get to the desired file. In addition, for the discussion page, it would be super helpful if the reply comments could be in a file with the original comment of the discussion board. In one class, we have weekly discussions and the students of that subjects has to write a powerpoint to explain a character that defines it and the student who did not create that has to write comments for it. At first it was not much but later became very hard to locate the different power point comments due to the immense amount of reply comments.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Fritz from Mockup Science Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

The very good solution for learning

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It is a great resource that makes it easy to organize everything related to my learners. Students have told me that they prefer this service over others, because it's a very organized platform, with a clean layout that allows for functionality and easy access. Also, Canvas works well over multiple platforms, such as desktop, tablets, and smartphones. With this service instructor has a good understanding of technology and can learn quickly, this is very important for people with no technical background.

Cons

One thing that needs to be improved is the time between when the situation on the site occurs and when notifications are sent. It seems that the day or two came when I did not receive a notification.

Review Source: GetApp
 


April 2018

April 2018

User friendly software that is an all in one stop for managing your learning

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One stop for all learning needs. High level of integrations that can fit virtually any educators needs.

Pros

It is very user friendly. This software allows you to manage your classes all in one place. You can submit assignments, look at due dates, collaborate, and receive training and educational materials.

Cons

Though customization is usually a pro, customization can be a con when the person customizing the software does not know how to operate it. As a result, it sometimes can be riddled with frustrations.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Canvas is used at the largest college in Indiana

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It makes teaching my class really easy.

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I'm an adjunct at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana and the last time I taught, they were using Blackboard, and have recently transitioned to Canvas. I love it, it's super easy to use, has a great intuitive interface. I like that it's also drag and drop and has usable apps.

Cons

I don't like the convoluted sign in process and I think it costs the college a lot of money, which isn't good.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Austin from 777 Bets
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Platform simplifying learning

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This platform is one of the easiest ways to turn your lessons into an online environment as a teacher. The program has a trial account, and in a few days you can understand that the program is right for you or not. The program took a lot of trouble and greatly facilitated the tracking of students' tasks. In addition, the program solves the problem of information management from class to house. All the needs for communication with students, the creation of modules, the input of assessments, the exchange of files is carried out using this platform.

Cons

I do not like this platform - it's impossible to fully connect to certain tools that can not create reminders for the student's calendar. Their service team did not provide us with solutions to many of our problems and did not react relatively.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Douglas from Snowdrops LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Seamless Experience

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One of the best components of Canvas is the ability to integrate a variety of media into the learning experience. Canvas is user-friendly for both the teacher and learner. It is a great resource that makes it easy to organize everything related to my classes. Learners have told me they prefer Canvas over others. Canvas works well over multiple platforms, on my Windows desktop, Mac laptop or smartphone. We use Canvas LMS for participants of our online program and for our employees. Also, it is so easy to build a course.

Cons

Navigation from one page to another can be inconvenient, sometimes you need to go up to find the menu. Often I start again from the home page to find a specific page or section.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Katlin from Utah State University

April 2018

April 2018

I've had to use Canvas for school the past 4 years and it's been easy and quick to learn how to use.

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Due dates are found in an easy location. Dashboard has classes listed in an easy to access and maneuver location.

Cons

When having email notifications turned on, how many a day I receive. I would like it much better if there was an option to have less emails sent to me while still getting emails.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Diya from Rutgers University

April 2018

April 2018

I use Canvas as a student nearly everyday

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I love how Canvas is organized by course and you are able to see clearly the outline of each course. I also like that you can see "what if grades" which allows you to type in an expected grade to see what you need to achieve your desired grade in each course

Cons

What I like least is that it is slow at times and customer support seems to take a while if there are any administrator issues. A lot of times what happens is that the administrator releases an assignment on their end but it never shows up on the student end

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tyrone from Harcum College
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Canvas LMS is a great education tool in the for the digital age

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Keeps all your students data in one place. Easily accessible. Great mobile app. You can deliver great math tests online and get a detailed data analysis of the results.

Cons

Even though there is a free education account, it is limited. The non-limited account is pricey and your generally have to sign up under a school system or university.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Wanda from Parkway Midfle

April 2018

April 2018

Great software, good teaching tool

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I like that I can easily customize with my own modules, assignments and rubrics etc. the speed grader is really nice asset, as a teacher I can provide feedback to students as well. Everything is in one place for students, they can also access on tablets and phones thru the app.

Cons

I took this as a free trail, it did take me sometime time to learn the functionality of the software(we now have a subscription). I have seen some lapses I. Time with email and notifications that need to be addressed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jasmine from JumpBunch

April 2018

April 2018

I used canvas as a student and as an instructor and both were easy to use and understand

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I can organize material for students by "modules" so students can find what they need faster. The design of the program is user friendly once you figure it out

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it's hard at first figuring out the layout of the program. the icons used to symbolize a certain category are not always obvious

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from ERM Education

April 2018

April 2018

Easiest way to take your classes to an online platform

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This is one of the easiest ways to take your classes onto an online environment as an educator. It is easy to use and work through. For newbies in e-learning, this is the perfect user-intuitive tool.

Cons

The layout leaves a little to be desired. I find the landing page a little bit overwhelming, especially with students who are new to using it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sam from Southern Utah University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

I use this to manage my very large classes

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I like that the system basically works. It does make grading large classes easier. Alerts-when they work are a great resource.

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LMS systems always seem to lower the quality of the classes in general. Students rely too heavily on the content rather than developing learning skills. The biggest downside is that our admins are able to too easily add changes and do so frequently which makes the platform something that is constantly evolving and changing when in reality something that isn't changing would be better.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Noblesville Schools

April 2018

April 2018

Canvas is a dynamic platform that allows collaboration amongst students and teachers.

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Canvas includes a lot of features: Discussions, Grading, Student Based Grading, Online Submission, SpeedGrader, Annotation, Student Grouping, and lots of different other app integration. It is a plus taht many universities use Canvas as their learning management system as it prepares our high schoolers for the next level.

Cons

Customer service pretty much ends at the online community forum. I posted about an issue I was having and didn't get a response for about 6 months. Unless their is an expert in your organization that can help, you may be on your own. Canvas may do training when the software is purchased, I am unaware of the initial process.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Canvas is a Learning Managment System for all users

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With this software, you get the best customer service in the industry. They work 24/7 to help you use and understand the product.

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What I like most about Canvas is how responsive they are to their community of users. They have wonderful support and will actively work with clients on adding features together to improve the product.

Cons

What I least like about this product is the Ideas portion of their community site. I wish there was an easier way to look at past ideas when creating new ones.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Camila from Teachlr Organizaciones LMS

April 2018

April 2018

Manage your courses is very simple

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It is a very simple tool to use, it also allows you to manage your courses in the most practical and simple way possible

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For people who are completely new in this world, it can be quite complicated to use software, however, learning does not take anything

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brendan from Boomerang
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

As a former Blackboard users, Canvas is a big step in the right direction

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Canvas has a much cleaner UI, with great features like being able to see what your grade would be given hypothetical scores for assignments you input.

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It seems like notifications can sometimes lag. Often when I complete an auto-graded quiz, it takes some time before an email telling me my quiz was graded reaches my Inbox.

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Jake from Wells Fargo

March 2018

March 2018

Makes keeping up with classes on my phone so much easier

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Easy communication with professors and instant access to grades and assignments.

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Canvas offers a mobile app that allows participation in class discussions, displays grades and upcoming assignments. When completing classes online having access to this info on my phone is tremendously helpful. The full desktop site is easy to navigate and offers additional functionality. Combined these resources help me stay in touch with my professors and keep my academics in good standing.

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Overall I have no issues with Canvas. There was an update recently to the mobile app that resolved the one cosmetic issue I had. All in all great software!

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Luimer from Telefónica

March 2018

March 2018

It makes your job a lot easier when it comes to designing

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Advertising production has increased thanks to this platform, it saves us a lot of work

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its use is very easy. in the department we are happy for what this platform gives us. the diversity of predesigned templates gives you a notion of what is the way you should take, if you want to make flyers or billboards just simply choose a good template and start to work

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they have a mobile application that we do not give much use because it is very limited it does not let you correct the templates

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March 2018

March 2018

Canvas has provided us with an easy, usable interface for both faculty & staff to access courses.

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Being in IT, it has allowed us to provided addtional funcationality for our students and faculty, as well as be able to import data to our SIS directly, which gives us a higher level of accuracy for things like grades.

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Canvas comes with most of the funcationality that an institution would need, but it also allows you to integrate the data with your schools information system. Some of the integrations may take a bit of work on your part, but we have found that we can export data like attendance and the data is in an easily usable format for us to be able to import into our SIS. This is invaluable to a school.

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Canvas can integrate with almost any system, and while we have been able to accomplish most of what we have needed, there isn't a lot of in depth documentation on how to do the custom exports and integrations. In many cases, you must really read between the lines in order to accomplish your goal.

Review Source: Capterra