About CANVAS

Canvas’ ability to seamlessly plug into existing technology tools and it’s unparalleled up-time, reliability, and security all ensure a solid foundation for your learning ecosystem. Canvas ease of course design, Speed Grader’s anytime anywhere access, and our powerful Teacher and Student Apps for mobile devices, ensure Canvas gets used deeper than any other LMS.

Learn more about us at https://www.instructure.com/en-au/canvas

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of CANVAS

Native Mobile Apps
Engage students in learning anytime, anywhere and support 1:1 and other technology initiatives both in and outside the classroom.

SpeedGrader
Grading is a breeze and takes half the time. With SpeedGrader for iPad, even grading on-the-go is easy.

Student View
Teachers can preview assignments and other course elements as students see them.

Selective Release
Defines course, curriculum and certification paths, including pre-test and post-test assessment tracks.

Parent App
Connect parents to students’ courses automatically—giving them the insight to help their students be successful.

Devices

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Markets

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Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of CANVAS: 80

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Gamification
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Lesson Planning
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Weighted Assignments
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(3,137)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Axel M.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best educational software

Reviewed on 10/04/2022

It has been very useful for my educational experience. It helps me to organize every work I have to...

It has been very useful for my educational experience. It helps me to organize every work I have to deliver day by day.

Pros

It is a very friendly software for any student. Its functionality and features are very useful and developed.

Cons

I haven’t found anything that I don’t like from the software.

Deepali H.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Canvas - A full range of online training apparatuses

Reviewed on 04/04/2022

Excellent

Excellent

Pros

1) Gives inward correspondence, not needing an external message or email framework.

2) Incorporates a file sharing structure for informative materials inside the framework.

3) Gives an evaluating stage that is distinguishable by students and instructors.

Cons

Record names used to be shortened - however that is fixed at this point.

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom

Reasons for Choosing CANVAS

Canvas takes the better part of the Google Classroom and consolidates them to work pretty flawlessly - reviewing, tasks, participation, record/document sharing - all coordinated into one stage. Moreover, the interior correspondence include makes communication between the student and instructors simple to track and follow. That is an incredible expansion to the general bundle.

Switched From

Google Classroom
Cary B.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

A Fairly Good LMS

Reviewed on 24/03/2022

Pros

Clean interface with easily manipulable features - module features can be easily dragged and dropped in a single step. Aesthetically better than Blackboard. Modules themselves are fairly easy to construct.

Cons

The gradebook is overly complicated and non-intuitive. Announcements should send automatic emails not only to students but to instructors.

Jim A.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Last LMS You Will Ever Purchase

Reviewed on 28/02/2022

As a staple in higher education, online and hybrid learning have played a central role in offering...

As a staple in higher education, online and hybrid learning have played a central role in offering courses to a geographically dispersed demographic of students. Canvas provides this ability with a solid product and reliable up time to help us meet these goals.

Pros

A very powerful platform with a low threshold for adoption and ease of use. Our instructors rave about the intuitiveness of the course builder features and functionality. Since the pandemic, nearly all of the institution's thousands of courses have content online in Canvas - including the traditional in-person classes.

Cons

Integration with our student information system required some additional outside services to that students, courses, and grades could be synced in real time in order to give students immediate access once enrolled for the class.

Alternatives Considered

Blackboard Collaborate and Brightspace

Reasons for Choosing CANVAS

After Blackboard's acquisition of MoodleRooms, the support, service, and development declined while prices increased. After a complete RFP of the alternatives, Canvas became the clear leader in the learning management system space.

Reasons for Switching to CANVAS

Best product, best support, best pre-and post-sales support
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Canvas is very useful for digial education system

Reviewed on 01/04/2022

I have been using Canvas for a several years for my graduate education. My overall experience is...

I have been using Canvas for a several years for my graduate education. My overall experience is very good. I still have access to the course contents and my submission. Therefore, I need to look back to any of those contents, I have access to them through Canvas, which is amazing.

Pros

Canvas supports almost everything those are necessary to support a digital education system. The instructor can upload course materials, lectures, provide assignments and home works, and publish the grades. Student can access the course materials and submit exam, assignments, and home works.

Cons

For online live lectures the instructor has to rely on other software, which could be a feature of Canvas.

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CANVAS offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

To learn more about pricing, please reach out to us directly. https://www.instructure.com/en-au/canvas

CANVAS has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

CANVAS supports the following languages:

English

CANVAS supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

CANVAS integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Connect, Blackboard Learn, Diigo, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Kaltura Video Platform, McGraw-Hill Connect, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Moodle, Skype for Business, Twitter

CANVAS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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