With Canvas, interconnection between users has never been easier .
September 18, 2015

With Canvas, interconnection between users has never been easier .

Ryan Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

I used Canvas when I worked at FGCU. Canvas replaced an LMS that we had that was currently outdated (ANGEL). Canvas is being used all across Florida Gulf Coast University by teachers, students, e-learning support team, and more. Canvas allowed for a seamless connection between teachers and students to have work done on time and help students have a better understanding of what is expected from them.
  • Design - The design of canvas is very user friendly on both a user's perspective as well as on the back end.
  • Functionality - Canvas works great for sending notifications. You get to choose what medium you like most and you receive notifications through that medium. I love that feature about Canvas.
  • Communication - Sending messages and comments on threads is incredibly easy. All the canvas system takes is a tiny tiny bit of technical know how.
  • Setup - The setup process at our university took incredibly long and we had a lot of people working on it. This is probably the thing that I disliked most about Canvas as we worked hours to get it synchronized with our system.
  • Customization - I think that there could be more color customization or user profile settings for how they'd like to view canvas.
  • Canvas Support - during the early stages of canvas in 2013, the support team was lacking in availability. I am sure things have changed by now though with how popular it's become.
  • Increased Communication between students and teachers
  • Boosted the onsite E-Learning support team
  • Made a better virtual learning environment
Canvas is by far the most intuitive LMS out there and I would recommend 10/10 because it has helped the university close the gap of communication between students and professors. I believe that increased communication has led to better relationships throughout the whole university.
If someone is looking for an LMS that is intuitive, simple, and easy to use then Canvas is right for them. It was an immense improvement from the university's current system (ANGEL). I think that Canvas works best within education. I have not seen it used outside of that setting so I cannot recommend in other scenarios.