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.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of CANVAS: 83

  • 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 Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customisable 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 Import
  • 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
  • Storyboarding
  • 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
(3,489)
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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Kelly
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

CANVAS makes higher education accessible anywhere you have an internet connection!

Reviewed on 30/06/2020

CANVAS is very user-friendly and an all-around excellent way to engage in continuing education and...

CANVAS is very user-friendly and an all-around excellent way to engage in continuing education and life-long learning. Personally, as an older student, I love using CANVAS.

Pros

While I am unsure of the College's side in using this software, for me, as a student, I love using CANVAS. I enjoy travelling and with an easy-to-use, school-issued/provided LMS (Learning Management System/Software), I can take many classes online from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The mobile application is robust and incredibly convenient, allowing 99% all-the-same functionality as the desktop version. Students can even take online quizzes and finals using their internet-connected mobile device (Smartphone). It is very user-friendly and an all-around excellent way to engage in continuing education and life-long learning as an older (personally, 42 years) college student.

Cons

The only drawbacks to CANVAS I experienced were a loss of data if the active internet connection broke while in the middle of completing/submitting assignments and quizzes. I know that CANVAS has since implemented an auto-save feature on the quizzes, so that part of the problem is resolved. Whether or not this is true of the assignment submissions, I honestly do not know at this time.

Ariya
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Review on Canvas

Reviewed on 06/08/2022

As a user of 2 years and counting, I am very satisfied with my overall experience with Canvas and...

As a user of 2 years and counting, I am very satisfied with my overall experience with Canvas and am very likely to share it with others. It is software that will continue to be used in the future; it's a major improvement to online learning.

Pros

This software is very well organised with minor issues. I think as a user of 2+ years, I am extremely satisfied with the software. Although there are some minor improvements to be made, I believe that this software is the future of remote higher education.

Cons

I think my major complaint about this software would be the fact that hiding and/or deleting certain courses' cards/lists isn't an option. When one year is over and another begins, half of the courses still on my dashboard can be considered clutter and are no longer needed. I think another feature that would make organising easier is editing the name of the course on my dashboard. Organisations usually title their courses in the same format with minimal changes which does make it harder to differentiate from one another. Adding subtle features that allow for personalising your dashboard without compromising the content of the courses would be helpful, I believe.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Disappointing

Reviewed on 16/07/2022

We are solving none of our business problems. It does deliver on what we require as an organisation...

We are solving none of our business problems. It does deliver on what we require as an organisation wants, and in fact is creating more issues and using more of our human resources than prior to using Canvas. We realised this was the case a few weeks after signing up but when a request was made to release us from our contract this was refused. Very poor customer service overall and would definitely not recommend to any colleagues in the VET sector.

Pros

It is relatively easy to upload our learning resources and present them in an interesting way for our students.

Cons

It is aimed at schools and higher education, but was sold to us as suitable for the Vocational education sector. It does not have many of the features we need when assessing, gathering evidence, mapping etc. That are vital for compliance. It is not user friendly for our course developers, trainers, assessor or admin staff. We cannot wait to move on to another system. Also, the onboarding and initial training was tortuous and at the early stages when we a training organisation is getting used to a new system, too much information to take on board.

John
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The Blackboard Slayer

Reviewed on 01/08/2022

The benefits of canvas over blackboard make it the clear winner. It built the habit of checking my...

The benefits of canvas over blackboard make it the clear winner. It built the habit of checking my grades and checking the schedule for more work really easy and convenient.

Pros

Canvas is a flexible learning management platform that integrates well with zoom, panopto, proprietary websites, and more. It helps students take exams and submit homework with reliable automatic grading and robust grade calculations. It does a good job at providing an efficient interface between teacher and learner, and helps students make better study habits. Very happy user of CANVAS

Cons

The biggest drawback of using canvas is easily the possibility that an administrator doesn't set their course up efficiently. However, this is no fault of the platform itself as many make it perfectly easy to use and reliable.

Daouda
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Making simple and stylish presentations is made possible by canvas

Reviewed on 16/07/2022

It's a great tool that I can't do without because I use it to make visuals for social networks,...

It's a great tool that I can't do without because I use it to make visuals for social networks, make presentations, small animatons and many others. This tool is essential to the survival of my business.

Pros

what I like most about this tool is that it takes no more than 30 minutes to learn everything you need to know and the most important thing is that you don't have to start from scratch if you lack inspiration.

Cons

It goes without saying that canvas even in its free version offers to do a lot of things, but still the professional version is much better and the latter is not within the reach of everyone, especially for young startups who have just launched and do not have enough resources.

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CANVAS offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Free Trial: Available

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CANVAS has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

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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