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 both desktops 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.



45 Reviews of Kannu

Overall rating

4.87 / 5 stars

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November 2018

Ciaran from Tileyard Education

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

2 years using Kannu

Support was quick and effective.

Pros

The site looked great, and was simple to use. Minimum additional instruction was needed when introducing users to the site - navigation was very obvious.

Cons

Video upload & processing could take quite a long time.
When setting up repeats of a course, every element needed the dates manually changed and publishing.

November 2018

Michael from Syracuse University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Kannu for Visual Arts Classes

our art and design department really likes how modular the system is and how many different options you can have with modifying the content

Pros

Great utility for having well documented digital and physical work. Easy to work with and very flexible in the way you can teach a class.

Cons

some calendar and time management systems could be broaden to improve the efficiency in which you can edit some data. i.e. maybe use a csv to do some of the date reorganizations faster

October 2018

Nilesh from The True School of Music

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Intuitive and elegant UI that encourage student engagement

Blended delivery of on-campus courses with Kannu helped reduce tutorial time. It is also helping to reduce the time spent on grading standardised assessments. We rolled out bite sized online courses that cater to a large segment of learners who could not come to our campus. This helped us make education accessible and affordable.

Pros

Course cards look very cool, modern and clean and is one of the most elegant course catalogue looks I've come across. Session and coursework building is simple, quick and efficient.

Excellent communication features. We use the individual and group messages with students a lot. And students love to use these too since they have very familiar look and feel like popular social messaging apps. The Course Galley feature was our first step to encourage students to engage in peer assessment.

The entire faculty team love the announcement feature, especially the ability to schedule any number of future announcements. We use them a lot to remind students to keep up with learning tasks, due dates, etc. All it takes is an hour at the beginning to the term to set up the entire messaging for the term (with planning of course!)

Automatic grading of quizzes is a huge time saver, especially for classes with peak student numbers. We even run final exams in full automation by programming the start time, end time and fully automatic grading. In-video quizzes is simply awesome. Helps heaps to make videos into interactive learning tools with very simple quiz setup. This is a gem.

And finally, the folks at Kadenze work with us (you) to solve challenges and to roll out features. Kadenze doesn't treat us like another client, we feel we are in a learning technology partnership, and that gives us the confidence to disrupt course delivery practices and effect change.

Cons

A faster server would be great (we can never get enough speed, can we?! :) ). Also, a deeper drill down of individual student engagement analytics would be awesome. We believe this is in the works. The App version of the Kannu is awaited. Though the mobile version of Kannu works/feels almost like an app, ability to send push notifications, etc. would be awesome. We would have loved to have the ability to lock/release individual sessions based on completion of the previous lesson in the sequence (and not just by time/date).

July 2018

Jacob from Output Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

I used the Kannu LMS platform teaching a music technology course.

Pros

This software makes it extremely easy to track all the basics such as lessons, assignments, attendance and grading with advanced features making it easy to customize your course and make a unique online experience for students. Things such as assignment forums make it easy for students to interact.

Cons

It takes a bit of getting used to at the start, tool-tips and walkthroughs may have helped more but the Kannu team was very responsive to any questions I had.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Used to build an easy system to interact with students

Pros

The design is simple and easy to navigate, with a good amount of features. It's easy to collaborate using this software.

Cons

It would be ideal if there was a cheaper version of this software with fewer functionalities that my team could purchase.

November 2017

Kamau from Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

The team, the platform, the experience...all amazing!

Pros

The ease of the user experience. The ability to truly customize the product to look, flow and feel in a brand aligned manner is priceless.

Cons

I would love for this product to be available as an app. It would make the overall user experience even better!

November 2017

Priyanka from Real Industry

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Kannu adds self-learning to our university courses

Pros

We needed a way for our in-person university students to self-learn and self-serve before and after our courses - they had pre-work and resources to prep before, and competitions to submit to afterward. Kannu lets us easily set up and run online components to these courses under our own organization's brand with a lot of customization.

Cons

Nothing I dislike - but we'd love to use it to run student competitions with judging and feedback. It currently doesn't let us set up individual judges who can enter grades and feedback for any one submission.

November 2017

Jeffrey from University College Cork

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Clean, focused, intuitive

It enabled me to teach to a great number of students around the world with ease.

Pros

Excellent design. I appreciate the ease in which one can implement media files. Also, having a fully functional learning environment on mobile devices is essential and Kannu gets it right.

Cons

If I'm being picky, the discussions could feature more options for organizing or sorting the relevant comments.

November 2017

Daniel from NYU

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

I used it a Kadenze course and loved interacting with the students and viewing their work

Pros

It's especially terrific for media and has many features to handle animations, video, and programming work. The galleries are great and overall the visual design of the platform is beautiful.

Cons

I would love to have more ways to foster discussion and critique of projects beyond the (amazing) auto-grading features.

October 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Impressed with the contemporary design, easy navigation, and built-in instructional features.

It allowed us to grow our eLearning program.

Pros

It truly serves as a digital hub for the classroom. Not only is my own instructional content in the system, but students can upload a variety of coursework. There is auto-grading and auto-tracking so it easy for students to track their progress and for us to communicate with each other.

Cons

I would like to see a more robust ePortfolio system and more course analytics for administrators to pull out usage data.

October 2017

Nancy from CUNY / City College

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Kannu takes our grad program to a higher level >> easy to use, dynamic, visually collaborative.

Enormous benefits: collaborative platform with visually aesthetic appeal and fairly easy to set up and utilize.

Pros

Ease of use -- both for students and faculty. Kannu is aesthetically pleasing, streamlined, and built for collaboration >> all important things for a portfolio driven graduate program such as mine. The creators and administrators of this product are always trying to improve usability. They're innovators and have a collaborative approach to improvement. They listen and are incredibly responsive to the particular uses of our program. Their tech support is ON IT -- I cannot praise them more highly.

Cons

The site is sometimes "wonky" -- certain areas are more complicated than others to set up and once in a while issues you thought you resolved creep back up. However, support is highly responsive. They'll investigate immediately and fix your problems with a "can do" attitude.

October 2017

Matt from Native Instruments

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2017

LMS looks very clean

Pros

Look. It was easy to navigate for the most part. I really enjoyed how easy it was to setup the logins and for students to instantly gain access.

Cons

Could be streamlined in a few ways to optimize the learning space. Would be nice to be able to customize the look of the sessions a bit further or at least have a few options to choose from.

October 2017

Chandler from UCLA

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

Perfect for getting an online class off the ground quickly.

Pros

The community aspect really sets it apart from the competition. More than the other products out there it emphasizes the communal nature of learning and takes pains to produce a social learning environment online.

Cons

I wish their was a lightweight version for managing traditional classes so i could offer students a seamless experience.

October 2017

Parme from Otis College of Art and Design

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

I wrote a MOOC for Kadenze and found the platform very user-friendly.

Pros

Ease of moving through the various sections and navigating the lectures. Very easy to respond to students, if necessary.

October 2017

philippe from Simon Fraser University

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

From an instructor perspective, Kannu is the best LMS I know.

Pros

This LMS is the best to deal with media content. Given how pervasive these often heavy files are, Kannu is handling it best. The online galleries are second to none too.

Cons

The one thing that I think could be i proved is the resources associated with a given class. Right now, it is just a list of links and adding structure to this would be useful.

October 2017

Oliver from University of New South Wales

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

Very smooth, easy and intelligible software.

Pros

I love the simple sleek design and user experience. It's always easy to find your way around and things always look good.

October 2017

lonce from National University of Singapore

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

As an experienced educator, I can confidently say that this is the best LMS system I have ever used.

Efficient communication with students, effective management of teaching administration, grading and student feedback support.

Pros

The ability to work fluently with various media including video is great. The layout is communicative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. An outstanding feature is the integration with auto-grading which gives students immediate feedback on the assignments they submit both with marks and with comments that contribute to learning outcomes. Also, the dashboards are flexible so that I can organise the data into different views for different purposes.

Cons

Actually, I see room for improvement exactly in the areas in which this system is at its strongest relative to others. For example, there is a lot of potential for autograding to support teaching. A good interface for teachers to customise the auto grading and to leverage on new capabilities of A.I. for support would be a extremely valuable.

October 2017

Ge from Stanford University

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

aesthetics matters; a thoughtfully designed and elegant LMS (at last)

Pros

Finally, a LMS whose interface was clearly designed by people who care about making full-featured systems, understand the importance of elegance, and grok the educational experience for teachers and students. Having long struggled with Coursework (tolerable) and Canvas (yikes), working with Kannu has been a breath of fresh air: 1) it doesn't feel like an endless hodge-podge of obligatory features checked off by some corporate committee, but a purposeful integration designed by educators; 2) the portfolio feature is simply excellent, particularly for courses with creative projects. Its presentation really elevates (rightfully) a sense of accomplishment and pride for the student as they go from project to project, and something they can later point to as part of a job application. LMS's are complex, and Kannu is no different (there is a learning curve). Yet Kannu is lightyears better than other LMS's I've used for one core reason: everything about it gives me the sense that it intensely cares about its quality of use, and by extension what my students and I can do with it.

October 2017

Joshua from University of Nevada Las Vegas

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Easy to use when setting up higher ed course. The students appreciate this ease of use as well!

Easier time managing university level course, lectures resources, coursework and feedback.

Pros

The interface is intuitive, customer service (when I do have a question or problem) has been excellent! Also much nicer graphics and visual layouts than other learning management systems I've used in the past.

October 2017

Rey from Univ. of Miami - Frost School of Music

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

I've a great experience on this platform. Very easy to work with and the results look great.

I ported one of my BB courses to this platform several years ago. Even in the early days, it provided a superior user experience. I'll be updating my course soon and am looking forward to incorporating many of Kannu's new features.

Pros

Two things;
- The user interface is elegant and easy to use.
- Kannu contains a set of innovative tools for the creative industries not found in any other LMS.

Cons

The assessment piece is not quite to the level of Blackboard yet. Then again, neither are most other LMS's. However, Kannu's assessment features are quite adequate for most situations. In addition, it incorporates tools not found anywhere else. They've come a long way since the beginning.