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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.1

    Canvas

    81%

    Nearpod

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

    Course authoring

    8.2
    82%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    7.6
    76%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    8.0
    80%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    7.5
    75%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    6.6
    66%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.2
    82%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.8
    88%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    8.1
    81%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.1
    81%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.7
    77%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    7.1
    71%
    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • Canvas is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • Nearpod is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Canvas

    85%
    83 Ratings
    10.0

    Nearpod

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.3

    Canvas

    93%
    5 Ratings
    9.0

    Nearpod

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Canvas

    100%
    8 Ratings
    9.0

    Nearpod

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Canvas

    90%
    18 Ratings
    10.0

    Nearpod

    100%
    2 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Canvas

    100%
    1 Rating

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    Canvas

    80%
    1 Rating

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Canvas

    84%
    5 Ratings

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Canvas

    80%
    1 Rating

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Canvas

    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[.]
    William Hazevoets | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nearpod

    Nearpod works great in any classroom, but the presentation must be projected or each student must have access to a internet connected device.
    Alan Wasmoen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Nearpod

    • Provide timely and individualized feedback.
    • Allow for the teacher to check for understanding, for the entire class, in one view.
    • Present an array of different interactive lesson items, at the fingertips of every student.
    Mike Rich | 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

    Nearpod

    • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
    • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
    • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
    Isha Gangopadhaya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Canvas

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Nearpod

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Nearpod

    Nearpod 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Canvas

    Canvas 10.0
    Based on 8 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

    Nearpod

    Nearpod 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Canvas

    Canvas 9.0
    Based on 18 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

    Nearpod

    Nearpod 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
    Carl Winter | 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

    Nearpod

    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

    Nearpod

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Canvas

    Canvas 8.4
    Based on 5 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

    Nearpod

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Canvas

    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.
    Jarne Horemans | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nearpod

    The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
    Mike Rich | 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

    Nearpod

    • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
    • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
    • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
    Trent Slaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

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