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 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.

 

Kannu - Media
 
  • Kannu - Media
    Media
  • Kannu - Direct messaging
    Direct messaging
  • Kannu - Student galleries
    Student galleries
  • Kannu - User portfolios
    User portfolios
  • Kannu - Built-in calendar
    Built-in calendar
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Kamau from Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation

November 2017

November 2017

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

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Priyanka from Real Industry

November 2017

November 2017

Kannu adds self-learning to our university courses

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeffrey from University College Cork

November 2017

November 2017

Clean, focused, intuitive

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

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from NYU

November 2017

November 2017

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

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

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

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It allowed us to grow our eLearning program.

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nancy from CUNY / City College

October 2017

October 2017

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

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matt from Native Instruments
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

LMS looks very clean

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chandler from UCLA

October 2017

October 2017

Perfect for getting an online class off the ground quickly.

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Parme from Otis College of Art and Design

October 2017

October 2017

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

philippe from Simon Fraser University

October 2017

October 2017

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Oliver from University of New South Wales

October 2017

October 2017

Very smooth, easy and intelligible software.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ge from Stanford University

October 2017

October 2017

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joshua from University of Nevada Las Vegas
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

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

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rey from Univ. of Miami - Frost School of Music
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jack from School of Design and Creative Technologies, UT Austin

October 2017

October 2017

Kannu is THE LMS for the future of Digital Arts education.

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Kannu is a versatile and highly intuitive LMS for today's digital art students. It's features integrate seamlessly and always with maximum student outcomes in mind. I would strongly recommend it as the primary LMS for any and all courses at the intersection of art and tech. It simply performs the way an LMS should and in many ways that others simply cannot. Awesome.

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I am curious about the cost per user. It seems as if it was a little on the pricey side when our institution first looked into it as a replacement for our current LMS. I suspect, though, that the many new features that have been developed in Kannu of late help to define its value.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Very polished, friendly system

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It helped me run my MOOC

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The system is easy for students and instructors to navigate, and it has a very polished feel throughout. I've used Moodle and Blackboard in teaching, and they are much clunkier and less intuitive for students (not to mention they are very ugly out of the box, and it takes a talented internal tech team to make Moodle/blackboard look good).

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It is not as customisable as Moodle/Blackboard. For instance, group submissions are not supported as far as I'm aware.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ciaran from SSR
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

We've used the Kannu platform to host our online school

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It enabled us to get our online school up and running quickly.

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It's quick and easy to set up a course. The built in tools mean that there's very little need for external plugins such as Camtasia.

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Cloning a course for an intake can be a little fiddly, and it's not possible to set Session Release dates relative to the course start - they all have to be adjusted manually

Review Source: Capterra
 

Álvaro from University of Saint Joseph
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Very intuitive and effective

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It suports my first MOOC

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Simplicity and accessibility of use. The graphic layout is beautiful and the quality of substancial information is excellent

Review Source: Capterra
 

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

June 2017

June 2017

Clean and Clear!

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joseph from California Institute of the Arts

June 2017

June 2017

Used for my Jazz History class

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The ability to post necessary audio, video and text assignments to students. The students are also able to post their completed assignments back to me and have online discussions with other students in the class.

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I struggled with uploading mp3 files at a certain point later in the semester.

Review Source: Capterra