The all-in-one Learning Management System that DELIVERS.
April 22, 2021

The all-in-one Learning Management System that DELIVERS.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canvas

Canvas has been integrated into one of my companies as a virtual and in person learning platform to streamline learning for students (and teaching for teachers!). Not only does Canvas streamline learning across disciplines, classrooms and settings but also has allowed for students with differing computer access skills to learn how to access information and files within similar electronic organizational structures. It has allowed for bounds of progress in computer access and independence for students of all ages. It also allows for wonderful collaboration between teachers and disciplines.
  • Creativity options for teachers to create a virtual space that still has fun graphics and accessibility options.
  • Canvas has versatility in viewing options for assignment due dates such as the calendar built in feature as well as the dashboard options to display upcoming and due assignments.
  • Allowing teachers to create community with each other and collaborate in each-other's space.
  • Discussion platforms within classrooms for students to communicate with each-other and with their teachers.
  • Easy messaging portal within each virtual classroom.
  • Canvas is challenging to use when creating your classroom as a new user (Must know basic editing and get acquainted with the Canvas page editing page, many will need training to get set up).
  • Does not always save students' work adequately (no built in auto-save feature) unless using an external PDF annotator or word processor program.
  • Canvas should create template classrooms or class pages that make getting started easier for teachers and new users.
  • creativity options for teachers to express themselves and portray their classrooms in the virtual reality/world.
  • Electronic organization capabilities by allowing users to embed links within aesthetically pleasing buttons/images that make sense and allow for students to increase independence in document retrieval/access.
  • For teachers, grade monitoring and performance analytics are superior.
  • Teachers have consolidated their content onto one platform which has decreased reliance of students on so much support staff assistance to access content.
  • Canvas has helped make technology transitions more seamless for the school community.
  • Once teachers have set up their page, Canvas really takes care of it all- they have much more time to focus on content creation and synthesis rather than the actual learning management system.
Canvas is a powerful learning management tool that combines so many key elements of an actual classroom and allows teachers to mirror their classroom environment into a virtual platform. It is simply amazing what can be done on Canvas. Grading systems/analysis, progress monitoring, collaboration with other teachers/staff and student discussions with peers. Canvas does it all!

Do you think Canvas delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Canvas's feature set?

Yes

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?

Yes

Would you buy Canvas again?

Yes

Canvas has been an excellent resource for schools looking to consolidate learning platforms. Canvas has also been great for students that are learning about electronic file structures/organization by allowing teachers to model an organized structure of electronic filing. Canvas has also been wonderful during the remote learning periods (not only to access content- but also for consolidation of ZOOM/virtual meeting links).

Canvas Feature Ratings

Course authoring
9
Course catalog or library
10
Player/Portal
10
Learning content
10
Mobile friendly
8
Progress tracking & certifications
10
Assignments
10
Compliance management
9
Learning administration
10
Learning reporting & analytics
10
Social learning
10