Canvas - A full palette of online education tools!
March 13, 2021

Canvas - A full palette of online education tools!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

Canvas is used by the entire school I am taking classes at. It provides an online instruction module, attendance, grading and file distribution point for users. It seems to be closer to a "one stop shop" for online education than others that are currently available. I am familiar with Canvas, Google Classroom and Skyward.
  • Provides internal communication, not requiring an outside message or email system.
  • Includes a file sharing structure for instructional materials within the system.
  • Provides a grading platform that is viewable by students and instructors alike.
  • Getting used to the platform takes a little effort. Not quite plug and play.
  • File names used to be truncated - but that is fixed now.
  • As a user, I cannot really speak to this.
Canvas takes the better parts of both Skyward and Google Classroom and combines them to work pretty seamlessly - grading, assignments, attendance, document/file sharing - all integrated into one platform. In addition, the internal communication feature makes communication between student and instructor easy to track and follow. That is a great addition to the overall package.

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?


As a school or organization-wide online education tool. Instruction, grading, file storage and sharing and attendance are all part of the system and seem to work pretty seamlessly from both the instructor and student sides of the table. It keeps a solid timeline of communication and dates and times when assignments are turned in.

Canvas Feature Ratings

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