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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    7.9

    Canvas LMS

    79%

    Microsoft Teams

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Canvas LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    8.1
    81%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    7.5
    75%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    7.7
    77%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    7.1
    71%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    5.9
    59%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.0
    80%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.7
    87%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.6
    76%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    7.7
    77%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.6
    76%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    6.5
    65%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Management

    Canvas LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Microsoft Teams

    80%
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    122 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    65 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    134 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    84 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    155 Ratings

    Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    142 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    101 Ratings

    Communication

    Canvas LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Teams

    84%
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    169 Ratings

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    167 Ratings

    Discussions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    157 Ratings

    Surveys

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    90 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    102 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    50 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    46 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    149 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    Canvas LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft Teams

    82%
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    108 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    135 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    137 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    144 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    129 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    100 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    53 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    108 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Canvas LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Microsoft Teams is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Canvas LMS

    84%
    83 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Teams

    86%
    249 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.3

    Canvas LMS

    93%
    5 Ratings
    9.6

    Microsoft Teams

    96%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Canvas LMS

    100%
    8 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Teams

    82%
    54 Ratings

    Availability

    Canvas LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft Teams

    90%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Canvas LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Teams

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Canvas LMS

    90%
    18 Ratings
    8.1

    Microsoft Teams

    81%
    195 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Canvas LMS

    100%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    Canvas LMS

    80%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Canvas LMS

    84%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Teams

    100%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Canvas LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7

    Microsoft Teams

    57%
    7 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Canvas LMS

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Microsoft Teams

    100%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services

    Canvas LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Microsoft Teams

    64%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Instructure

    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[.]
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    Microsoft

    Our entire company has been able to communicate via Microsoft Teams for large company meetings and use video to connect with each other. We've held large team meetings as well where everyone joins in with video to be able to see each others' faces from time to time since we're all now 100% remote. Microsoft Teams is an excellent communication tool between myself and my employees. The one thing I'd say that is a drawback is that my team member and I had a personal conversation and an IT person was able to view and even share our conversation with other bosses. I thought this was inappropriate and I wish there would be a way to be "alerted" when someone is spying in on your conversations!
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    Pros

    Instructure

    • 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.
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    Microsoft

    • Video calls are great with Microsoft Teams. They've made big improvements over the last year and I rarely have issue with getting on. It's nice when things just work.
    • The most used functionality is, of course, the chat feature. It does what it's supposed to do and you can create chat groups from whoever you'd like. We use it a lot when there is a special project and a team from various groups get together for a short period of time to get things done.
    • An overlooked function is the ability to search anything within Microsoft Teams. Any photo, document, or chat can be searched and found pretty easily. I can't tell you how many times this has saved me from having to rewrite something or start over.
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    Cons

    Instructure

    • 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.
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    Microsoft

    • Found a bug where Microsoft Teams suddenly drops during an ongoing call even if there is no network issue from either end
    • Screen sharing is also buggy. When we share our desktop screen on MS Teams the taskbar disappears and it's difficult to navigate through apps.
    • There is a limit to PIN 15 chats a favourites. This count should be increased.
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    Pricing Details

    Canvas LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Canvas LMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Must contact vendor for pricing information.

      Microsoft Teams

      Starting Price

      $5 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft Teams editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Free$0.001
      Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.002
      Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.503
      Office 365 E3$20.004

      Footnotes

      1. per user/per month
      2. per user/per month
      3. per user/per month
      4. per user/per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Instructure

      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.
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      Microsoft

      Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
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      Usability

      Instructure

      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
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      Microsoft

      The overall functionality of the product is incredible in that it provides a one-stop solution for organization and communication. The product is also very well integrated into Microsoft Outlook and other Office apps. Visually pleasing and very easy to use interface. New features are constantly being added to enhance the user experience.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Instructure

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Rare, but outages do happen
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      Performance

      Instructure

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Sometimes about once a week I get a message that says "Sorry, there seems to be something wrong". But it goes away in a few minutes.
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      Support Rating

      Instructure

      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
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      Microsoft

      I think Microsoft Team is overall good application for communication, track Project work inter the teams and also intra teams. I have 7 out of 10 because it needs improvements in certain features like video sharing call, call drop, audio quality and connecting problems even after having good internet connection.
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      In-Person Training

      Instructure

      The training sessions were broken down into several days as well as different levels depending upon the knowledge of the user
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      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Instructure

      The online tutorials and videos are very clear and addressed the issues/questions that I had about using the system.
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      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Instructure

      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
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      Microsoft

      I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Instructure

      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.
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      Microsoft

      I enjoy Teams better than Lync/Skype for Business, but I enjoy Slack the most for inter-company communication and UI/UX convenience. The learning curve for Slack is very small and it has a casual atmosphere that would engage the employees in a more fun and welcoming manner than a stark and professional background of Teams.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Instructure

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
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      Scalability

      Instructure

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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      Professional Services

      Instructure

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
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      Return on Investment

      Instructure

      • 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.
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      Microsoft

      • I think it has allowed us to leverage our Office365 more effectivly since all of the apps are synced together.
      • It has really allowed us transition away from more formal webex meetings and have a more free flow conversation.
      • It also gives us a more direct line to our manager if we need there input they can easily join our team chat.
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