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Score 8.7 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

Microsoft Teams

If you are organising yourself around MS Office applications it has become the standard way in many companies to work and collaborate. We are often invited by other companies for meetings and projects, and Microsoft Teams is widely adopted. There is a lot of opportunities to link and integrate with other systems, but (honestly) we don't apply those a lot at the moment.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Canvas
8.4
Microsoft Teams
Course authoring
Canvas
8.4
Microsoft Teams
Course catalog or library
Canvas
7.9
Microsoft Teams
Player/Portal
Canvas
8.4
Microsoft Teams
Learning content
Canvas
8.3
Microsoft Teams
Mobile friendly
Canvas
7.9
Microsoft Teams
Progress tracking & certifications
Canvas
8.6
Microsoft Teams
Assignments
Canvas
8.9
Microsoft Teams
Compliance management
Canvas
9.0
Microsoft Teams
Learning administration
Canvas
8.6
Microsoft Teams
Learning reporting & analytics
Canvas
8.3
Microsoft Teams
Social learning
Canvas
7.9
Microsoft Teams

Project Management

Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Task Management
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.1
Gantt Charts
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Scheduling
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Workflow Automation
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Mobile Access
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Search
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Visual planning tools
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
7.5

Communication

Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Chat
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Notifications
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Discussions
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Surveys
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Internal knowledgebase
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Integrates with Outlook
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
9.3

File Sharing & Management

Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Versioning
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Video files
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Audio files
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Document collaboration
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Access control
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Advanced security features
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Device sync
Canvas
Microsoft Teams
8.6

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

Microsoft Teams

  • Scheduling - it's easy to integrate your meetings in Outlook
  • Invitations - Since everyone in our organization is on Outlook, it's really easy to invite someone to a meeting and make sure it appears on their calendar
  • Chat room / file sharing - it's easy to add files and links to the chatroom
Hans Meyer | 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

Microsoft Teams

  • The app does not work well with apple products at all.
  • The desktop application does not compete with other remote working platforms.
  • The screen-share is the most inconvenient. While presenting you cannot share a single tab/window, you are forced to share your entire screen. There is a privacy concern.
  • While presenting on behalf of a colleague, you will have to stop the presentation, mute/unmute then return to the presentation which is disruptive and unprofessional especially when recording.
  • The members of the organisation assume guests have the capabilities they have, which guests do not. Microsoft Teams does not work as a social media platform and the guest feature should be abandoned entirely because it is most frustrating for guests.
  • Guests invited to Microsoft Teams meetings cannot view multiple video cams while using a browser with a VPN service.
  • The activity/meeting feedback window in the app itself is chaotic and can be better organised. I recommend data logs that can be pulled when needed.
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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft Teams has really shown how it can assist in this current environment but even without so, it is valuable as a tool to connect with individuals and collaborate on conference schedules.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.2
Based on 30 answers
There is way too much clicking in circles and multi-step processes for tasks that should be simple, like moving documents from one place to another or navigating the document set. Things that should be drag and drop take 3 or more clicks to achieve, and you have to wait a significant amount of time for the page to load after each click. The software seems bloated and slow
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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.5
Based on 129 answers
Microsoft Teams has a good support and an easy system to find answers. There are also tutorials available for learning the basics of the program which is very helpful. Being able to use the program on computers, tablets and mobile devices is very helpful. The whole Outlook 360 package has a good support network which makes integrating new programs into the office easier
Karen Zelzer | 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

Microsoft Teams

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

Microsoft Teams

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

Microsoft Teams

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a survey or research feature, which is a significant source of data collection in the company. Also, Microsoft Teams integrates with different programs, and this brings efficiency and perfection in its role. Finally, there is the search and filtering feature from Microsoft Teams, which ensures no loss of data or time spent when looking for them.
Jessica Bwire | 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

Microsoft Teams

  • A positive impact has been in having to save time for IT staff from not having to deploy other collaboration tools, since Teams is an all-in-one collaboration tool.
  • Another positive impact has been in the ability to set permissions for different user groups. This helps to keep things more secure overall.
  • One negative impact has been in the extra time it has taken to try and get users up to speed with using the platform. More formal training is required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Canvas
8.7
Microsoft Teams
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Canvas
9.3
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

Canvas
9.1
Microsoft Teams
7.2

Support Rating

Canvas
8.9
Microsoft Teams
7.5

In-Person Training

Canvas
10.0
Microsoft Teams

Online Training

Canvas
8.0
Microsoft Teams

Implementation Rating

Canvas
8.3
Microsoft Teams

Scalability

Canvas
8.0
Microsoft Teams

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