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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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-

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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.

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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