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Canvas

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Canvas

If you are in a school or have a lots of students to manage. And you need to have a full curriculum represented online, to have the ability to track students' assignments and their grades, Canvas can be a great tool to use. It was easy to be onboard with their customer support. And the productivities can be improved significantly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Digital Chalk is perfect for organizations who are looking for an easy to use Learning Management System and don't need all the bells, whistles, and bulk of the LMS giants, like Cornerstone or SuccessFactors. Digital Chalk doesn't require an administrative specialist to learn a whole new language and environment with endless options and settings. It's very easy to use for both learners and administrators, and yet at the same time provides the exact functions you need.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Canvas
8.3
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.5
Course authoring
Canvas
8.3
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
8.0
Course catalog or library
Canvas
7.7
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.0
Player/Portal
Canvas
8.3
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Learning content
Canvas
8.2
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Mobile friendly
Canvas
7.7
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Canvas
8.5
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Assignments
Canvas
8.8
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Compliance management
Canvas
8.9
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.0
Learning administration
Canvas
8.5
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Canvas
8.1
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.0
Social learning
Canvas
7.9
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Pros

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • While I used the platform, it improved its integrations with PowerPoint, making it easy to convert slides to the DigitalChalk format.
  • The editing layers for audio underneath the slides is very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • While we didn't use the quiz randomization, I liked how there was a structure built to it so that those who had more robust usage situations than ours would be able to improve engagement and assess learning at a higher level.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • The administration of Digital Chalk is very easy. The function I think may be missing is an easy way to add revisions and assign them to the students who need them. For example, when you update a piece of a course it would have an indication that it is version xxx and would ask who would like to assign it to - everyone who has taken it before or just new students.
  • It would nice to have the system recognize when a student has already completed an element of a course that may be used in another course. For example, if video A is part of courses 1 and 2, and the student already watched it in course 1, it would ask the administrator if they should get automated credit for it in course 2, as well.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

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Usability

Canvas

Canvas 9.1
Based on 7 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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

No score
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Support Rating

Canvas

Canvas 8.9
Based on 14 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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As I mentioned previously, Digital Chalk's customer support is excellent. I also got a reply back within an hour, and it was usually the same person. So, they were familiar with our needs and how we were using the system. Honestly, most of the time we had to contact their support, it was an issue on the user's side, not in the software. Yet, they still helped identify the issue and consulted on how to fix it.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Canvas

Canvas 8.3
Based on 4 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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Canvas

Canvas provided the most modern UI, which remains intuitive despite holding a significant feature set. The ability to manage a portfolio of online courses through the blueprinting feature really set this apart from our past LMS's, which provided significant cost savings and investment in hiring personnel. Ease of use and mobile friendly approach provided massive advantages that truly shone through as the pandemic hit and all faculty at all of our locations were required to use the LMS significantly. We are incredibly grateful to have been with Canvas during this time.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

DigitalChalk gave the organization the hands-on ownership of content creation and delivery while meeting our usage case of hands-off course management on a daily basis and extending the reach of the course content and certificate to as many people as possible. It's easy to use, very cost-effective to implement, and the overall experience means that the course participants get what they need out of the course without a lot of effort on their part.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • DigtialChalk's ROI is positive - the cost model of low up-front costs to get started, then paying a small amount per course participant means that organizations implementing DigitalChalk as their platform get more than their money's worth from it. It returns profit quickly and on a consistent basis.
  • The asynchronous nature of the platform, combined with the targeted usage situation of hands-off course delivery and management, means that resources to create, deliver, and maintain courses can be held with either one person (like an instructional designer) or even an outside contractor. This means that there's little impact to the fixed operating costs involved with hiring someone else to manage it.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Canvas

Pricing Details

Canvas

General

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

Canvas Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact vendor for pricing information.

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Starting at $399

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$35.001
Professional$79.001
Premier$189.001
  1. per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Canvas
8.6
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Canvas
9.3
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Usability

Canvas
9.1
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Support Rating

Canvas
8.9
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0

In-Person Training

Canvas
10.0
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Online Training

Canvas
8.0
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Implementation Rating

Canvas
8.3
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

Scalability

Canvas
8.0
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

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