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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Adobe AIR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Canvas

    81%
    Canvas ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    41 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    38 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    32 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    33 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    40 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    37 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    41 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    32 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    36 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    38 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    33 Ratings

    Gamification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Canvas is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.0

    Adobe AIR

    60%
    10 Ratings
    8.5

    Canvas

    85%
    83 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    Canvas

    93%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    7.0

    Adobe AIR

    70%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Canvas

    100%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Canvas

    90%
    18 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Canvas

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Canvas

    80%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    Canvas

    84%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Canvas

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Adobe AIR

    I would recommend [Adobe AIR] because it works very well, I just wish there were more resources out there on it to help the onboarding.
    Yosef Ing | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    It is really well suited for school situations like knowing what [assignments] need to be done when, getting feedback, getting points, finding the slides that the teacher used for explaining an [assignment] or theory. I think It would be less suited in business situations because it's [primarily] made to be a [one-way] communication tool for schools. Businesses need more control on individual levels I think[.]
    William Hazevoets | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Adobe AIR

    • Fast of build project: very good tools to developers
    • Multiplatform: has the promise of deploying one application package for multiple platforms
    • Easy of use: fast developing
    • Perfect tools: instrument are simply but powerful
    • Good documentation
    • Make App for Android, iOS, Desktop
    • It's very time/cost efficient: saves great amount of time
    Stefano Monti | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    • Creativity options for teachers to create a virtual space that still has fun graphics and accessibility options.
    • Canvas has versatility in viewing options for assignment due dates such as the calendar built in feature as well as the dashboard options to display upcoming and due assignments.
    • Allowing teachers to create community with each other and collaborate in each-other's space.
    • Discussion platforms within classrooms for students to communicate with each-other and with their teachers.
    • Easy messaging portal within each virtual classroom.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Adobe AIR

    • It is cumbersome to update if you use Flash Builder.
    • It still relies on Flash and vector graphics and therefore can have poor performance unless you are using a third-party library such as Starling.
    • It is updated somewhat slowly and is still missing some useful features such as controller support.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    • Their integration with Big Blue Button was a bust for distance learning. Would be great to see them collaborate with Zoom or Google Meets.
    • Their "feature request" process is slow and cumbersome at times because it relies on user "up votes" to get ideas addressed by the developers.
    • They seem to have a lot of turn-over with their staff. We get a new Customer Success Manager far more frequently than with other vendors.
    Patrick Woessner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Adobe AIR

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Canvas

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Canvas

    Canvas 9.3
    Based on 5 answers
    The other LMS tools have fallen behind. One reason is they are not able to update their systems, features, toolsets in a timely manner. While other LMS providers release bug fixes and new features several times a year, schools struggle to install and implement them in a timely manner. It is not uncommon for a school to take 6 months to a year to fully install and implement new releases on other LMS platforms. With Canvas, those features are released every 3 weeks, and there is nothing for a school to do other than choose to turn them on once released. This has allowed Instructure to innovate faster, and get new features and tools to customers quicker. Other factors include great pricing, customer support, and the innovative way in which LTI is implemented in the tool.
    Kevin Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Adobe AIR

    Adobe AIR 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Although Adobe AIR is just an SDK without an actual "UI" it's commonly used within Flash, Flash Builder, or FlashDevelop. Considering the integration with Flash IDE, there are very few tools that can compete with its features.
    Thomas Gorence | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas 10.0
    Based on 8 answers
    The functions in Canvas are well integrated and consistent across the application, and mostly intuitive. Overall navigation and setup is streamlined through integrated features and navigation. The feedback we've gotten from our program participants is that it is easy to learn to use. It also integrates well with third party software like Google Docs and Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing software
    Jeanne Rewa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Canvas

    Canvas 9.0
    Based on 18 answers
    I do not personally use Canvas support since we have a central office that helps us. However, our central office always has the answers we need and are always able to solve our issues - so I would assume that get great support from the Canvas team on their end. They also offer great training, which uses materials directly from Canvas
    Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Canvas

    Canvas 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The training sessions were broken down into several days as well as different levels depending upon the knowledge of the user
    Bethany Cleveland, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Canvas

    Canvas 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The online tutorials and videos are very clear and addressed the issues/questions that I had about using the system.
    Bethany Cleveland, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Canvas

    Canvas 8.4
    Based on 5 answers
    Once you purchase and sign the contract there is nothing to install or hardware to buy. You can almost immediately start using it and have courses up and going within weeks. We signed in December and had pilot courses online ready to go for the start of school in January
    Kevin Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Adobe AIR

    Originally, Adobe AIR was the only game in town, and its blend of flexibility in platforms it could publish to (PC, Mac, iOS, Android), ease of use, and familiarity made it the clear choice. Now Adobe no longer supports it, and we’ve found the transition to Harmon unworkable for us.
    Jon Marr | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas is more secure, has a cleaner design, and has more features. For the features, they have in common canvas still stacks up against [Smart school] by going for the extra mile. Besidfor e that, [the] canvas looks a lot more [professional] than [Smart school]. I didn't make the decision myself to get canvas instead of [Smart school] but I'm happy they did.
    Jarne Horemans | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Adobe AIR

    • Allows easy porting of functionality and look and feel to many diverse platforms.
    • Shorten development and deployment time.
    • Reduced training and support costs by re-using common widgets.
    John Mihaila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    • Canvas has helped us provide a more robust online component to our courses.
    • Canvas has helped us better adapt to a rapidly changing educational landscape.
    • Canvas has reduced the time that we have to spend training faculty on how to use our learning management system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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