Canvas Review
September 23, 2016

Canvas Review

Sean Petty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

Canvas is currently being used across the Maricopa Community College District as the primary LMS for all 10 community Colleges. The LMS provides a technology based solution for faculty to deliver classes in several different modalities. Canvas is used both in online and in-person classes, and has been incorporated into nearly every subject.
  • Canvas does an excellent job of organizing lessons through the use of modules and HTML options
  • Canvas has a fairly straight-forward grade-book that makes grade management easier
  • Canvas does a great job integrating other apps and technologies such as MyITlab.
  • Canvas's Inbox and messaging system is easy to use and integrates with other messaging platforms
  • Speed up the time it takes to navigate between menu options.
  • Include more options for modifying test banks, such as listing all details of questions without the need to expand each question to see its answer contents
  • Include more options in the WYSIWYG such as font types, active content, and rotating banner capability
  • Students enjoy the constant feedback and visibility that canvas provides them
  • Creating new courses is a fairly straight forward process that reduces the size of the learning curve.
  • At times, Canvas has gone "down" placing a strain on faculty
Overall, I feel that Canvas outperforms Blackboard in many areas. However, one area that I feel needs improvement is the speed at which CANVAS operates. Blackboard seems to have more of a "snappiness" to it that decreases the amount of time spent waiting to get from one screen to the next.
Canvas is well suited in both traditional and non-traditional teaching modalities.