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User Review: "Canvas for K-12"
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January 09, 2019

User Review: "Canvas for K-12"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

LEISD uses Canvas for a myriad of reasons. Teachers use Canvas in their classroom for blended instruction, campus leaders use Canvas to provide information to staff members, district-wide professional learning is also offered via Canvas. Canvas is versatile enough that it has been used to house curriculum, host book studies, and serve as a traditional learning management platform.
  • Customer Service--Canvas has great customer service. I have reached out via phone, email, and their help desk and received prompt reliable service each time.
  • Training--Canvas and the Canvas Community has a plethora of training materials available for use. These range from documents and"click-sheets" to video tutorials.
  • Innovation--Canvas is not content to sit still. New products and enhancements are added.
  • One of the big things I would love to see would be a way for students to annotate PDFs or other documents within the Canvas web platform. The app has an option like this, but currently, there is nothing of equal use in the web version.
  • It would also be great if students could highlight questions in the quiz portion of Canvas.
  • The biggest downfall to ROI for us has been teacher buy-in. This is not the fault of the product, but the cost is significant when not all users truly buy-in.
Canvas is the most robust choice available when comparing LMS platforms. When looking at other platforms used by K-12, such as Edmodo and Google Classroom, Canvas has far more features, support, and has a higher level of user ease. The customer service provided by Canvas is one of the key selling points for it, in my opinion.
Canvas is very well suited to meet the needs of K-12 districts, especially in those that are 1:1 or BYOD. Its usage can be modified for K-12 districts that are not technology-rich, as well. Canvas lends itself well to a blended learning environment, a flipped learning environment, or a fully online learning program.

Canvas Feature Ratings

Course authoring
10
Course catalog or library
5
Player/Portal
9
Learning content
Not Rated
Mobile friendly
9
Progress tracking & certifications
4
Assignments
10
Compliance management
5
Learning administration
10
Learning reporting & analytics
9
Social learning
9

Using Canvas

Users and Roles

K-12 Education
Professional Learning
Curriculum