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Canvas

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Score 8.5 out of 100

iSpring Suite

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Score 8.8 out of 100

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

iSpring Suite

iSpring is well suited for beginners and advanced users. iSpring simplifies the user's ability to develop training, take screen recordings, and combine them into a well put together training that can be published in multiple formats. Uploading the SCORM format to an LMS is easy and works well without a hitch each time
Karen Hockins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Canvas
8.3
iSpring Suite
Course authoring
Canvas
8.3
iSpring Suite
Course catalog or library
Canvas
7.7
iSpring Suite
Player/Portal
Canvas
8.3
iSpring Suite
Learning content
Canvas
8.2
iSpring Suite
Mobile friendly
Canvas
7.7
iSpring Suite
Progress tracking & certifications
Canvas
8.5
iSpring Suite
Assignments
Canvas
8.8
iSpring Suite
Compliance management
Canvas
8.9
iSpring Suite
Learning administration
Canvas
8.5
iSpring Suite
Learning reporting & analytics
Canvas
8.1
iSpring Suite
Social learning
Canvas
7.9
iSpring Suite

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

iSpring Suite

  • Screen recording is great. Very simple to use and delivers exactly what is expected by us in terms of quality.
  • Powerpoint conversion is a simple process. In fact, it is possible to add a lot of additional resources to make it more compelling and engaging. It may generate a lot of benefits for companies that already have many PPT files.
  • Quizzes and interactive assessments are also a great feature, with multiple types of questions. It can be mixed with learning content to create a process based on continuous learning and testing.
  • It exports the project in different publishing formats, so it makes much easier for non-technical users to create and export any content and then publish it on LMS platforms.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | 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

iSpring Suite

  • Not certain if their continuous YouTube posted Webinars do equity as a component of their abilities increase. The introduction style is normal, with regards to Webinar compose preparing program.
  • The main change as of now that I might want to see is with the following usefulness. I find that I regularly time out when endeavoring to discover the quantity of perspectives and one of a kind perspectives of specific records that I have transferred.
  • Concerning iSpring Quizzes, I might want to be able to design the pages in an all the more simple way and furthermore, when the tests are seen on a cell phone, the real page that we have set up can be seen. We have put pictures on the page for the understudies to answer inquiries concerning just to discover on the cell phone they can't see the pictures.
Anonymous | 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

iSpring Suite

iSpring Suite 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Not sure if management wants more eLearning.
Pete Blair | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iSpring Suite

iSpring Suite 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The software integration was appealing to our department--particularly to the faculty who had not, prior to the pandemic, taught online--because it integrates with an already known entity: PowerPoint. Furthermore, iSpring's assessment builder with its wide variety of questions is extremely easy to use--basically plug and play--for any level of comfort that a faculty member has in terms of online teaching.
Kathleen M Jarchow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iSpring Suite

iSpring Suite 8.1
Based on 17 answers
We haven't had an issue with iSpring support in the time we have been using the application. The few times we have reached out for advice, we have been sent replies within a day. This is only due to the time zone difference. There have been times when troubleshooting has resulted in a message that the function we were looking for or the content we were looking to create is not possible, but in every case, our request has been passed onto the development team for follow up and possible integration with future patches.
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | 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

iSpring Suite

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

iSpring Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

iSpring Suite

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

iSpring Suite

Therer are several other interactive video creation tools out there, such as Camtasia, Adobe Captivate and even PowerPoint on its own, but none of them come close to offering the galaxy of features that is served up by iSpring Suite, and it's the easiest to learn and use with affordable price tags
Bernard Alsina | 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

iSpring Suite

  • We have been able to standardize training, making a positive impact on our ROI because we are giving employees the same information at the same time. Before our organization used iSpring to create simple awareness training, we would rely on communication flow from managers to employees. This was like a game of telephone and we never had the uniformity of information like we get when we use eLearning.
  • We have been able to provide our customers with a quick and cheap form of training on the equipment that we produce for them. Customers love this, and we have a much better utilization rate using iSpring versus other content authoring software.
  • Our organization has started to utilize eLearning created by iSpring as a way to introduce topics and prepare employees for instructor-led trainings. We have cut the time instructors are in class by a quarter.
  • We have used iSpring to reduce the amount of instructor-led classes. We have eliminated more than one-third of our instructor-led classes that we converted to eLearning. This frees up a lot of time and allows our employees to take the training as needed.
Casey Wilkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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.

iSpring Suite

General

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

iSpring Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
iSpring Suite$770.001
iSpring Suite Max$970.001
  1. Author/Year
Additional Pricing Details
Academic, non-profit, government and volume siscounts are available.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Canvas
8.6
iSpring Suite
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Canvas
9.3
iSpring Suite
4.5

Usability

Canvas
9.1
iSpring Suite
9.0

Support Rating

Canvas
8.9
iSpring Suite
8.1

In-Person Training

Canvas
10.0
iSpring Suite

Online Training

Canvas
8.0
iSpring Suite

Implementation Rating

Canvas
8.3
iSpring Suite

Scalability

Canvas
8.0
iSpring Suite

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