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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

JICS is well suited for schools that have long-used Jenzabar products or are looking for a stripped down, direct data management system. If someone is seeking innovation or the latest in features and technology, I do not believe they would be as pleased with JICS. It's a bare bones system alternative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Canvas
8.3
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Course authoring
Canvas
8.3
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Course catalog or library
Canvas
7.7
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Player/Portal
Canvas
8.3
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Learning content
Canvas
8.2
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Mobile friendly
Canvas
7.7
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Progress tracking & certifications
Canvas
8.5
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Assignments
Canvas
8.8
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Compliance management
Canvas
8.9
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Learning administration
Canvas
8.5
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Learning reporting & analytics
Canvas
8.1
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
Social learning
Canvas
7.9
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Payroll Management

Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
6.0
Pay calculation
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
6.0
Direct deposit files
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
5.0

Customization

Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
3.5
API for custom integration
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
6.0
Plug-ins
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
1.0

Security

Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
6.0
Dashboards
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
1.0
Standard reports
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0
Custom reports
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0
Accounts payable
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0
Accounts receivable
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Canvas
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0

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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) is good at interacting with the Jenzabar database.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) can integrate with Active Directory to allow for one set of credentials and also has its own credential management system for local accounts to be created.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) will display grades as soon as they are entered into the Jenzabar database.
Anonymous | 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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

  • Jenzabar is unwilling to work with other companies to integrate information across multiple platforms.
  • The quality of JICS is contingent upon appropriate use and entry by those on campus. While not a limitation to JICS itself, there seems to be more problems with JICS in this regard than I have noticed on other campuses with other platforms.
  • JICS is typically behind on the times. Features it adds today were commonplace for others much earlier.
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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) is very usable and easy to maintain. With us having students log in with their AD credentials, they don't have to remember an extra username and password. Also, I have been able to update and customize some of the coding, which has allowed us to make sure the site works just the way we want it to.
Anonymous | 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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is generally very helpful. There are some support staff that really try to go the extra mile and help with solving the problem you have, not just answering your initial question. If you don't understand a feature that is offered in the Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) environment, they also have a portal with on-demand webinars/courses that you can watch to get a better idea of offerings at your own base.
Anonymous | 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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

No score
No answers yet
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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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

We selected JICS many years ago as it was a cost-effective option that was streamlined and straight-forward. Today, no one is ever thrilled with their SIS, and I can anticipate major difficulties if we attempted to move from JICS. However, from a features and revolutionary standpoint, I do feel we will always be a step behind if we continue with Jenzabar.
Anonymous | 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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

  • Jenzabar has allowed us to house all data in one system, which was badly needed.
  • Jenzabar allows us to speak one language across campus, although many offices still work outside of Jenzabar due to limitations within JICS.
  • Jenzabar has not been effective in being a leader in new features or developments. I always feel like we are a step behind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Canvas

General

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

Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Canvas
8.6
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Canvas
9.3
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Usability

Canvas
9.1
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
8.0

Support Rating

Canvas
8.9
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)
9.0

In-Person Training

Canvas
10.0
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Online Training

Canvas
8.0
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Implementation Rating

Canvas
8.3
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

Scalability

Canvas
8.0
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS)

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