Canvas LMS

Canvas LMS

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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Canvas LMS

Overview

What is Canvas LMS?

Instructure is an educational software company based in Sandy, Utah. It is the developer of the Canvas learning management system, which is a comprehensive software package that competes with such systems as Blackboard Learning System, SumTotal and Saba.
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Recent Reviews

Helpful Platform for Students

9 out of 10
January 07, 2022
Canvas has been integrated into one of my businesses as a virtual and in-person learning tool to help students (and professors!) study …
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Great LMS

10 out of 10
November 05, 2021
We used it as a Learning Management System--I posted assignments and grades on Canvas, and students could use it to check their daily …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Assignments (41)
    8.7
    87%
  • Course authoring (41)
    8.1
    81%
  • Course catalog or library (38)
    7.5
    75%
  • Mobile friendly (40)
    5.6
    56%

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What is Canvas LMS?

Instructure is an educational software company based in Sandy, Utah. It is the developer of the Canvas learning management system, which is a comprehensive software package that competes with such systems as Blackboard Learning System, SumTotal and Saba.

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used by educational institutions. The product is administered by the Moodle Project which is led by Moodle HQ in Australia.

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Product Demos

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Features

Learning Management

Features of LMS and LCMS systems, related to designing, administering, and consuming learning content in an educational, corporate, or on-the-job context.

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Product Details

What is Canvas LMS?

Canvas LMS is a widely used learning management system by colleges and universities in North America. It delivers dynamic, engaging learning experiences, and boasts 99.99% uptime to ensure instant connection between students and educators.


Canvas LMS Features

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Compliance management
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Micro-learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: eCommerce
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Social learning
  • Supported: Gamification
  • Supported: GDPR Compliant Learning
  • Supported: Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

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What is Canvas?

Canvas LMS Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal

Frequently Asked Questions

Instructure is an educational software company based in Sandy, Utah. It is the developer of the Canvas learning management system, which is a comprehensive software package that competes with such systems as Blackboard Learning System, SumTotal and Saba.

Blackboard Learn by Anthology, Infor Learning Management, and Edmodo are common alternatives for Canvas LMS.

Reviewers rate Assignments highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Canvas LMS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • In our implementation, it generated positive impacts in terms of fluidity in the communication between teachers and students, which facilitates the sharing of information in real time, favoring and enhancing constant learning.
  • However, from time to time the platform is saturated presenting errors that have a direct impact on school performance, which triggers painful inconveniences that hinder its main mission.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Teachers have consolidated their content onto one platform which has decreased reliance of students on so much support staff assistance to access content.
  • Canvas has helped make technology transitions more seamless for the school community.
  • Once teachers have set up their page, Canvas really takes care of it all- they have much more time to focus on content creation and synthesis rather than the actual learning management system.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Patrick Woessner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It's streamlined electronic grading and student communication.
  • Their use of LTIs has enabled greater use of third-party tools we purchase/use because they are integrated into Canvas.
  • It replaced several disparate tools (e.g. gradebook, messaging system) and rolled them into one solution.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Hard to estimate during a pandemic, but Canvas equipped a rapid move online with all coursework, which is an incredible feat given the diversity of faculty experience teaching in digital modalities.
  • Although Canvas may be somewhat more expensive than other LMS's, the adaptability and quality of the entire 'ecosystem' (not to mention integrating with our current systems) has made it a powerful investment in overall quality of education.
  • Canvas' approach to mobile and willingness to integrate with third parties has positioned us well for innovation moving forward, providing excellent return on investment and return on mission.
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Canvas has had a positive impact on our ability to engage distance learning students. We can share videos and content that feel more personal, so they aren't always looking at text on a screen. This allows them to feel connected to our community, even when they aren't on campus.
  • We are able to engage graduate students and assistants in the teaching process through the permissions tool. This allows these students to learn as teachers, and access what is appropriate. We've used this as internship credit and even some paid positions. This cuts down on Professor workload and time management needs.
  • Our Distance Learning Staff are able to cover this material much easier than our last platform. Professors and students alike are having an easier time navigating Canvas, so support for oversight is less.
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