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Review: "Canvas is the online learning system for me!"
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January 09, 2019

Review: "Canvas is the online learning system for me!"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

Canvas is being used at the university where I attended. It is used by the university as a Learning Management System for online learning at college. Canvas provides an easy platform as another avenue for teaching and learning where teachers set up their course and students easily navigate through the class. Canvas allows easy communication between the professor and students individually and as a group. Students can submit their work and received feedback from their instructor with ease.
  • Canvas is easy to navigate for both the instructor and student.
  • Skeptics of online learning claim that it limits the ability of students to communicate with their professor or the social interactions with fellow students. My experience was the opposite. I felt closer to my professors and colleagues because of the diverse ways Canvas allows for communication. There is email, chat options, and ways to set up groups to work together. Professors can add video lectures if needed. I loved the experience.
  • Canvas provides various ways for professors to create and set up their courses. Instructors can offer video, links to specific readings (documents), set up groups to work and perform together, and more.
  • Canvas allows the business, instructors, and students to design the way it looks.
  • Instructors need to take the time to learn all that Canvas allows them to do. If not, the course could be quite dull.
  • I used Canvas as a student attending a university so I cannot speak to the overall business objectives. However, as a student wanting to attend a reputable university while working in my career, I saved a lot of money. Instead of moving, I was able to attend the university online with Canvas.
As an online college student, I worked with Blackboard and Canvas. If given a choice, I would choose Canvas. It is easier to navigate through courses, provides various ways for professors to distribute mediums and set up the course, and it allows many ways to connect with the instructor and cohorts.
Canvas works best with self-motivated students because of the online learning platform. I am unfamiliar with the cost of Canvas so that would be a factor for schools to consider. Canvas is not appropriate for those who experience technology phobias; however, most will find it user-friendly and easy to navigate through their courses.

If a university or school needs to serve widespread students in different locations, Canvas would provide a great platform. I assume the school would save money with this approach and would be able to communicate well with their students all over the world.

Canvas Feature Ratings

Course authoring
10
Course catalog or library
10
Player/Portal
9
Learning content
10
Mobile friendly
10
Progress tracking & certifications
9
Assignments
10
Compliance management
10
Learning administration
10
Learning reporting & analytics
9
Social learning
10