Canvas is the perfect training system too
January 20, 2019

Canvas is the perfect training system too

Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

Canvas is a great learning management system that allows for training and teaching to take place anywhere in the world because it utilizes web apps. Our marketing department uses Canvas to help train our sales staff on new products, features, and other items we need the team to be aware of. Since most of our staff is remote, Canvas offers multiple options to ensure that our staff is up to date on learning.

Pros

  • Announcements
  • Communication options within the app
  • Building of modules

Cons

  • Random glitches can occur
  • Navigation can be tricky
  • Being able to go back to previous versions
  • ROI
  • Increase product knowledge
  • Centralized training platform for materials
Canvas is the only platform we have used as a learning management system
If you're looking for an easy to manipulate platform for training and teaching staff members, Canvas is one of the best tools out there. Great for remote staff and can easily be used in-house as well, as Canvas stores documentation in easy to navigate modules. While in some instances, finding certain functions can be difficult, if you empower your team to simply "click around" then they will have no issues working in the platform and learning the necessary material.

Canvas Feature Ratings

Course authoring
10
Course catalog or library
10
Player/Portal
10
Learning content
10
Mobile friendly
10
Progress tracking & certifications
10
Assignments
10
Compliance management
10
Learning administration
10
Learning reporting & analytics
10
Social learning
10

Using Canvas

Overall, Canvas is easy to use. While at times, the app can glitch and cause load errors, in general, Canvas makes training and teaching easy as well as engaging. The ability to use Canvas on the go helps when working with remote users or those who have an active lifestyle and may not be able to get in front of a desktop device daily.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
Requires technical support
  • Basic navigation using left nav bar
  • Email communications
  • Announcements
  • Locating documentation can be tricky if your unaware where to look
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Yes - The mobile interface is pretty simple - same as a desktop. The app works well however, it can be slow to load at times and certain features may not function properly depending on your phone. The ability to have push notifications making operating the app on a mobile device super easy to keep up to date on training/teaching.

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