Paint Your Ideal Class with "Canvas"
February 20, 2020

Paint Your Ideal Class with "Canvas"

Victoria L. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

Canvas is being used by all faculty and students at Kansas State University. It is used to organize classes in an online platform. It allows students to download and upload assignments, and it allows professors to grade assignments as well as organize grades in a timely manner. To conclude, it gives faculty and students alike remote access to the class material.
  • It organizes students' grades in a timely manner.
  • It gives students notifications about upcoming assignments.
  • The notification feature could be improved upon as the professor has to put the due date as "midnight" otherwise the assignment will be automatically erased from the platform.
  • The audio recording feature has its technical issues. I have never been able to use it correctly.
  • It has allowed for students to have remote access to materials, improving the amount they learn.
  • I has helped students to receive better grades by being reminded of when their assignments are due.
Canvas surpasses Blackboard not only visually, but technically as well. It offers more customization options, as well as more features for students and teachers a like in regard to grading, notifications, and uploading files. It also seems to stream videos more successfully, thus improving the remote learning experience. Finally, it connects with one's email seamlessly
I received technical help once for this platform and it took a couple weeks for me to receive an answer. I also have not seen a 24/7 support hotline that is readily available for its users, thus, support is not easily accessed by its users. This is one area where I think Canvas could improve.

Do you think Canvas delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Canvas's feature set?


Did Canvas live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Canvas go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Canvas again?


Canvas is well suited for remote access to a class that could be online or in person. It is great for giving online exams and allowing students to also turn in assignments remotely. It is less appropriate for art or design classes that have large files which may/may not be able to upload properly to the platform.

Canvas Feature Ratings

Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Learning content
Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics
Social learning