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: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Digital classroom experience

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I liked using this app for assignments, team collaboration and grades.

Pros

Everything can be done in one place for all classes. Updates are in real time, so you can get feedback ASAP.

Cons

The email and message boards are confusing. The platform is customizable per teacher (normally this would be a + but) making it difficult to know where things are for different classes.

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Pauline from MSG
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Canvas Educational Software

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I like that the school supplies this software. It is up most of the time. It seems stable. It runs most of the programs fine, but it seems as if sometimes links do not always work, although that could be the person uploading the links!

Cons

When it's buggy it's really buggy and customer support takes a while to get back to you. They should support a school program with faster than 24-hour turnaround as it is a timely issue.

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Henry from California College San Diego
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Efficient and Simple

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The simple platform gives you access to all your classes. I love the "To Do" and "Coming up" bars on the right because you can see what you need to work on.

Cons

The biggest con is teachers not being trained properly. Some of the professors I've had, didn't know how to properly use the software so it made it hard to find things.

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Elexa from Marketing and Advertising
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Very easy to use from a student perspective

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As a busy student, Canvas was extremely easy to use to communicate, receive syllabus information and turn in homework with attachments. You could even use it via smartphone. I never had any problems at all using it.

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I cannot say that I had any complaints at all with this product. Very user friendly and easy to navigate.

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Evaggelia from Public School
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

If you want to highlight your creativity and to develop a good relationship with your students..choose canvas

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I would use it as an LMS if I was a school principal because it offers many things that are including in a teaching experience ..

Pros

Simple LMS platform, space for pirvate sharing content and interaction, calendar for notifications and reminders. Easy to use. It works very well in almost any computer. No special software is needed to function. It gives the oportunity for every one to teach or learn

Cons

The e- portfolio doesn't keep good tracking to the students projects. It may not be as trustworthy as others. In order to customize the platform the way you want or need, css knowledge are required. A more friendly administrators' enviroment might help.

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Mariam from Hunter Vision
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

The best program for students

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I used canvas throughout most of my undergraduate program and it was the best. Super easy to use and navigate. Everything was organized and outlined well and it made having online classes really easy to keep up with. Important due dates are highlighted and you're notified when there's an assignment due or a grade has been released.

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I don't have anything negative to say about Canvas. It was a great program and from what I've noticed most colleges and universities are now using it.

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Nicole from Baptist College of Ministry
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Good content organization and integration

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My online classes recently switched from another platform to Canvas. After a brief learning curve to figure out how to use it, I have found Canvas to be much more user-friendly than what was used before. The content is nicely organized and integrated.

Cons

One complaint: it doesn't seem to keep settings. I keep having to select the "show grades" option because it unselects itself.

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Mary from Falls Baptist Music School
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

I was very thankful when my graduate institution switched to this program

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It is very clean and organized. There is a helpful sidebar that tells you which projects are upcoming and when they are due. Once you have turned in the project, the sidebar task disappears! It also has a nicely integrated option for recording videos up to about 15 minutes. That is quite helpful for meeting class requirements. I like how integrated the discussions can be with the lectures, and also like the feature to mark all discussions "read" if you do not need to take the time to read them all. There are so many other great features as well - you find out more and more each day as you use it, and definitely appreciate it more if you had to use a different platform in the past.

Cons

There was a learning curve to figuring this program out, but once I figured it out, it has been wonderful. Some times the little buttons are not synced correctly and do not accurately show when there is a new discussion post or announcement, and at other times they say there are unread discussions when there are not. Also, on the phone app, sometimes discussion posts show up repeatedly as doubles, and sometimes triples or more!

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Jessica from University of South Florida
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Canvas for All!

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Canvas is a great resource for any student, staff, or faculty member at the college. It enables you to submit your homework if you're a student, and if you are staff or faculty, it has great accessibility for listing syllabi, course assignments, and discussion board assignments. The pros on Canvas are its simplicity for all users and ease of learning how to use the site.

Cons

The only cons I can think of are related to trying to re-submit an assignment after you have submitted the original assignment. I think that may depend on professors, but some will allow you to continue to submit updates on your assignment until you reach the actual due date, while other professors may not allow that. So that is not a con of the system so much, but it is a con in general if you're not allowed to re-submit assignments.

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Alejandro from Telefonica Venezolana C.A.
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Cloud education on demand

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Pros

Canvas is a great educational tool, since it was design to be a learning management system. It have great classrooms and it's very interactive with neat features such as creating and applying exams.

Cons

It can be buggy and not so user friendly and the experience depends on the dynamic of the class and the features used on it.

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samantha from Self
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2018

July 2018

The best LMS in the Market

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I have been using and training others on Canvas for years and have always been pleased with their product. I found the system easy to use and navigate.

Cons

There are constant changes and updates which are hard to keep track of if you don't use the system often.

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Mai from Texas Woman's
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Canvas Review

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Canvas has been a very easy to use, efficient, and overall great class management tool. It's very easy to upload and download documents, link to external sources, build modules, quizzes and assignments, keep track of attendance, and easy grading tools directly inputted to grade book.

Cons

The major con in using this tool is just to remember to publish pages when building out modules. The first time using this, there were a couple items I simply uploaded or created but then forgot to publish so my students couldn't see it.

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Vashi from University of Mauritius
Specialty: Public Sector
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Creating CVs professionally or artistically has never been so fun and cool!!

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• Already classifies the CV according to the intended profile of the user (teacher, small business, large company, non profit or charity or personal)
• Easy sign-up procedures (via facebook or email)
• Has more than 50,000 designs to choose from
• The designs are classified according to the profession of the created (artist, scientist, business owner, student etc)
• Allows for collaborative design by inviting other members to participate in the designing through gmail or other emails.
• Set up of the team is free.
• All shared designs are available on one platform
• The designs available are mind-blowing with awesome graphics with different types of formats for one category, eg modern resume, simple resume, infographic resume, professional resume etc
• Easy navigation commands
• Can share the design created via social media or email and give editing rights to collaborators, or vetting bodies

Cons

• Fee incurred to remove water mark from pictures- for 24 hours removal fee is all right, for multiple and extended use it is too pricey
• Free download contains watermark
• Limited features for free versions

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Anel from Joe Sugar's
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Makes Online Learning a good experience

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Pros

The online conference calls which can be made through canvas makes it a lot easier to communicate within groups and with professors a lot easier and makes it like a classroom experience.

Cons

Sometimes messages sent gets lost when you are doing conversations which makes it harder if you are not online throughout the conversation.

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Eugene from Florida Atlantic University
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Not a time saver, for sure.

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Pros

Easy to load supporting material, and transfer from year to year. Fairly easy to use once it is set up.

Cons

I'm not sure this complex software saves educators time.
Has all kinds of features, but you can't download a class list to alphabetize without numerous steps. Really?

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Abdul-Mannaan from Outreach tutoring services
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Free account user

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This is the best LMS available for free.

Pros

It has all the features you need to manage an online learning environment. The roster setup is easy, the quiz grading system and features available to create assessments is excellent. Also I love the add ons from other common sites such as YouTube, Pearson, and many other platforms.
The canvas community allows you to use other teacher content and integrate into your classroom, especially if you don't have knowledge or expertise in a particular subject area.

Cons

The biggest issue I have experienced with Canvas is deleting or removing individuals from your class roster.

Also it would be nice of Canvas could include a paid subscription outside of the expensive large institution (such as universities) plans that only offer. The smaller enterprise subscriptions would be for teachers or other small business owners that need more space to upload video content, and other larger the documents. The 251MB limit canvas provides for each created course gets used fairly quickly.

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Colleen from Guaranteed Rate
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Really Love It!

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Super eeasy to use, no problems whatsoever! I used this throughout college and really loved the switch from my old system

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I truly have nothing to complain about with this program. As mentioned I used it during college and found it quite helpful keeping everythign organized.

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Nasira from Chapman University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

User-friendly learning management system for University students

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Pros

Easy to use, SpeedGrader is efficient, Gradebook is clear, Canvas Inbox is simple for student communication.

Cons

Limited capability to leave comments on student assignments or to annotate/revise papers. Editing uploaded document formatting is also slow.

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Aneela from Florida Institute of Technology
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Canvas makes online learning easier

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Pros

I really love the commenting features and conference call features. It makes online learning experience much easier and real class like. It helps in interacting with everyone in the class from different parts of the country easier.

Cons

The only thing I can mention in cons is sometimes the instructors don't get the messages to the mail and are spamed for some reason.

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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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Jason from HomeGate Real Estate® An Innovative Cloud-Based Brokerage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Canvas Continues to be the Best LMS Available

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Canvas is the Best LMS out there. Our usage among faculty continues to increase and improve every year.

Pros

Canvas has made great improvements to its functionality and user experience. Instructure recently made drastic improvements to some of its administrative functions. For example, they redesigned the roles and permissions page to greatly simply managing permissions for all the roles in your instance. They also have been releasing new features on a much quicker pace.

Cons

Submitting support tickets or calling in for support continues to be problematic. For seasoned Canvas Admins, their support tickets should be immediately escalated to their top-tier support team. We have typically tried everything that Tier 1 support would have us do before submit a troubleshooting ticket.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Erikka from Choice Hotels
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Canvas for online learning

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I have taken several online courses. My university switched from Blackboard to Canvas and I couldn't be happier. The ease of use is phenomenal. It allows for communication between peers, students and teachers, and groups with ease. Most online courses have group projects and Canvas has the perfect forum to create groups and then communicate amongst your group. I also love the email system and custom settings.

Cons

Sometimes it can be difficult to locate where materials are located though I believe this is more based on how the instructor sets up the template.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

It's just smooth

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Canvas almost seamlessly integrates the classroom experience into hybrid and online settings. The materials are always easy to find, and the experience works across platforms and browsers.

Pros

I love the straightforwardness of this LMS. on some competitors, it's hard to find modules, tasks, or even grades; however, Canvas is so intuitive. I've never had issues finding resources, grading items, or even with showing my course content to students. It's just easy and well organized.

Cons

I did not like the initial set up of this LMS as a beginning instructor. It was difficult to find tutorials or answers to my questions. This has improved though, and I love the service now.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Linda from CLB Global Services, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great for the end user

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With Canvas, you can build interactive courses that can be inputted into any website. The courses are great for the student and the teacher dashboard gives terrific data.

Pros

As an end user, Canvas courses are well structured and have great interactive features. The software has evolved over the years and makes for a very user friendly LMS.

Cons

On the builder side it is a little more complicated. I have used several LMS platforms and Canvas is a bit challenging for the novice course builder. I would recommend using this course if you are very experienced in building online courses.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christopher from Utah State University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Canvas is an excellent LMS platform

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In my opinion this is a top of the line LMS. There really isn't a better on out there. They have thought of everything and have made a platform that has the potential to help you create a superior online course. It can be hard to use at times, and there have been several occasions where the help line hasn't been able to help me with my problem. Making development requests can be rather ineffective with their voting system as well. They are responsive though and do help solve the majority of issues.

Pros

I love all of the features and how thoughtful the developers have been in creating it. It has so many features that really allow you to do whatever you want in your class effectively.

Cons

The interface is not very intuitive. There is a learning curve. Especially if you want to use the more customization features. It takes a while to learn the system and can really be frustrating at times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adam from Kenan-Flagler
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

It's more of a hassle than a convenience

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It's nice to have everything for a course in one place. Quizzes and HW are easy to access

Cons

The way it is organized is very confusing and not intuitive whatsoever. Modules, assignments, quizzes, content, files....too many categories, and it's never easy to find what you are looking for. Also poor mobile function (bad experience trying to upload a presentation that didn't work and had to be redone).

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Great software

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Canvas is really organized and easy to use. It has great features that help me keep my classes​ and assignments organized.

Cons

In a recent update, they changed part of the software so that it takes you to a different page when you hit "see more" for upcoming assignments. I Think that is inconvenient​ and prefer it just showed the drop down on the same page.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen from Apple Creek Preschool
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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I used canvas when I used attended Collin College and found it to be way more user friendly than Blackboard. I am not computer savvy, but I got the hang of it, it was so easy to use and navigate.

Cons

There were times when it was down for maintenance.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Morgan from Berry College
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

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This software makes it extremely easy to access schoolwork and grades from mobile devices through the app.

Cons

A tutorial given when a person first logs in would be beneficial so the user can easily find the documents they are looking for.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Canvas is a great LMS

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Canvas is great for initial functionality. I find that it is quick and easy to get the hang of. Building modules and classes through canvas is pretty easy. The flow is also easy to follow and having flowsheets with tabs on the side make for easy guidance.

Cons

Our university in particular has had issues pretty much every semester with carrying classes over. It can be quite the hassle and if as an instructor this is not done soon enough and you attempt to build a class before they have consolidated things, you can loose all of your material. This is obviously very frustrating. Some of the settings are also hard to find and can be buried a little bit.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amanpreet from University of Florida
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Canvas for Teaching

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The system is fairly extensive and covers a lot to manage classroom activity

Cons

The UI. It is sometimes very hard to handle edge cases. A student needs more time for an exam: they have a feature to set these edge cases but are hidden and hard for instructors to find

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Mostly Easy to Use/ Figure out

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It is a great tool. I've had my best success in my classes where the teachers I have had that actually use the

Pros

You can easily flip from class to class. As long as your teacher has taken the time to figure out the software, it is very organized. Your classes are differentiated by colors which makes it easy to see what you have coming up due in the month at a quick glance.

Cons

The cons are more about the user than the software. Older teachers don't see the importance of using canvas appropriately. They don't upload assignments until they are putting grades in. A lot of teachers use it to upload their syllabus at the beginning of the semester and then don't touch the program again. They're technologically inept.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Has its limits, but still the best out there

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There is a paid version that you can do too. It's very expensive, and we found it still didn't quite meet our needs. For universities it probably would do the trick, but if you're a small education program, stick with Free for Teacher. Even with its little hassles, Canvas is still the best online classroom you can find out there.

Pros

We use the Free for Teacher edition. When it comes to setting up courses, having assignments, files, students, deadlines, and grades set up, it's pretty simple. Not a lot of trouble getting things put together. You can integrate videos, there's a conference capability called Big Blue Button that allows all the members of the course to video in with each other and you can share screen and everything. It has been a big help allowing our students to have a portal to do their assignments, and connect with everyone in the class.

Cons

One of the nuances to Canvas that is difficult is limiting what teachers can see. By that I mean we have two different types of courses that we run.

One is an individual cohort of a few students and a director. The only way to make these closed down to just these members is to create a duplicate of the course and put those members in. Not a terrible thing, but then the courses start to stack up with all the different cohorts you have going. Plus, there's not really a way to have any updates filter down into all the same semester courses. So if we want to make an update on Semester 1, we have to go into each individual course and update it. There's also no way to update deadlines when you copy a course. So I have to change every assignment's due date so it fits in the new semester's timeline.

The other kind of course that we have is an open course that anyone can jump into, and then we assign a TA to grade certain students. The problem with this is that there's no way to limit the TA's view of who is in the course. So it shows them that there are dozens of students' work that needs to be graded in their To-Do List and makes it difficult for them to know when their assigned students have actually submitted anything. Haven't been able to find a work around for this yet.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Manny from Accurate Precious Metals
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Wish the Professors could use it to its full potential

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It's great for keeping students up to date on what is going on in the class. Very powerful and lots of potential.

Cons

The software itself is great, the problem lies with Professors that may not keep it up to date or know how to use it to its full potential. The ones who did though made it worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nada from Municipal political campaign
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Allowed for online access to school material.

Cons

I did not like about how it was challenging to track the number of posts in a total discussion.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from University of Nebraska at Omaha
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to use and great education community

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Our University recently switched to Canvas. Canvas has been much easier to use especially for online learning that our last system. It has helped us make our class is more robust and easier to use.

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Canvas took very little time for me to learn and understand how to use an integrated into my courses. It is a very intuitive software. When we transitioned to Canvas the students found it very easy to learn, understand and use. Canvas makes it simple to organize all of your different materials for your classes in a way that seamless and easy for the students to find. In addition, the online support guides and community within canvas makes it even easier to find solutions to the problems that you're having. Canvas has built-in an online community where you can get answers to questions but also get new ideas from other people who are teaching similar courses.

Cons

I wish that canvas had more ways to customize the look and feel of your classes. In addition, there are times when Canvas has settings that are hard to find or some small features that are difficult to learn to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

I Love Canvas

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Canvas makes my schooling SO easy! Everything is in one place, it is very user friendly, and it looks modern and sleek. Thanks to Canvas, getting through school has been much more manageable. I also love that you can put in predicted grades and see how it will effect your grade overall.

Cons

I wish there was a way to preview documents before turning them in. This would save a lot of time and trouble when the wrong document is uploaded.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Vanguard Academy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Blows Everything Else Out Of The Water

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We have been using this since we started and it has been amazing. I have taught at other schools and have used other software. None of them come close to this one.

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The software is really easy to use and looks great. I love how you can email your students without any trouble. It is also really nice that it has reminders for you to grade assignments. It tells you how many you have left to grade and tells you the low mean and average of the scores.

Cons

The only thing that I don't like about canvas is the fact that some file types can not be uploaded. This makes it hard to upload different types of files from different software. I wish that this software had some more ways you could customize you User Interface.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Canvas use for University

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I think it is a good tool to keep everything (files, documents) together and you can also have conversations with people throughout the work place and Canvas keeps them organized.

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I really liked the app that is associated with the online platform. It makes the use of the cite really easy on your smart phone. Very close to the same layout.

Cons

It is hard to get in contact with someone if you have troubles. It is a lot of calling different people and them putting you on hold, and transferring you to someone else. It always seems like you have to be cautious about everything you do because you don't want something to not save because of an "error".

Review Source: Capterra
 

jodi from Tacoma school district
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great tool to get all needed info to students!

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Students are able to receive assignment feedback and upload assignments from their home.

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Students get notifications when their assignments are graded and are able to upload assignments with a selected type of file. In addition, students are able to easily read feedback from their assignments right from the assignment link.

Cons

It is a little challenging to navigate canvas I have found it is needed to review with new students how to navigate the system otherwise they spend more time figuring out how to upload an assignment than doing the assignment.

Review Source: Capterra