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: 76

  • 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 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
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Individualised Assessments
  • 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
(2,343)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Luis carlos C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The most user-friendly management service

Reviewed on 21/12/2021

Now I don't hate using an online tool for managing my courses. After trying other two alternatives...

Now I don't hate using an online tool for managing my courses. After trying other two alternatives for a couple of years each, Canvas is the only one that I don't want to just get rid of. Before, the online management tool was a requirement, now it is a must have.

Pros

I've used a couple of alternatives both as a student and as an educator and this has by far the best user experience. This one helps going straight to what you need to do with it. I like how it doesn't try to add a lot of functionality that no one will ever use. The features it has are great and the way to access them just makes sense. When we changed to Canvas, we all agreed at my institution that it was one of the best decisions we have ever taken.

Cons

I would like to have the option as an admin to disable some features. Take forums as an example, my students use social media for pretty much anything or some other stuff. That fact that forums are there is nice, but if you won't ever use it, I would like to be able to remove it.

Kyle M.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 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 is an amazing product, its no wonder most schools are switching to it.

Reviewed on 13/1/2022

Pros

Courses are easy to build and share, once you get the hang of it. Easy to deploy and share with others. Access for students and families is fantastic. CANVAS has excellent training and resources. Highly recommend taking advantage of them. Course are easy to share and re-use.

Cons

The learning curve can feel steep. In the beginning it was overwhelming the amount of features. Once we learned how to navigate and restrict certain access, it was a lot easier.

Chaotic U.
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Can be better.

Reviewed on 30/12/2021

Pros

Has all your classes in one place and has your pending assignments in one place and lets you keep track of them. Has a calendar, assignments, presentations and everything that your professor has uploaded. Simple and good for what it is.

Cons

Kind of difficult to understand at first. It is not a user friendly site since you have to kind of get used to it instead of the page making it easier for you. You have to manually configure your alerts and everything you recieve which is a bit tedious. Grades can be messy and the uploaded content is not the highest quality. It is somehow a raw educational site. Doesn't allow much of creative input.

Rebekah R.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Couldn't have gotten through college (as a student and as a TA) without it

Reviewed on 27/10/2021

It's interesting reading other reviews using Canvas as a tool for certification and similar modular...

It's interesting reading other reviews using Canvas as a tool for certification and similar modular learning. As it was used during my years at college and as a teaching assistant, it reliably got every job done well and seemed perfectly built for each small adaptation we found to use it for.

Pros

I've mentioned quite a few technological pluses in the rest of this review, but for this particular response I think the most important thing was how friendly the system was. It handled tens of thousands of us constantly logged in at my university, relayed grades instantly, never crashed while administering tests, and simply had an aesthetic layout (using our college colors!) that didn't treat you like a criminal (think of other test monitoring software) or unduly freak stressed students out with how they present grades, feedback, deadlines, and more.

Cons

Honestly, I found no faults with the software while using it as either a student or TA. Given the option however, I would have suggested integration options with other, lesser tools we used as TAs such as timesheets and hour submission portals.

Eileen P.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Canvas Exceeds Staff and Student Expectations

Reviewed on 6/1/2022

Canvas enhances the work of educational administrators and instructors by providing so many tools...

Canvas enhances the work of educational administrators and instructors by providing so many tools to automate a number of management processes, like record keeping and assignment collecting, such that it frees educators up to truly focus on the content of their teaching and the joy of assisting students!

Pros

I like the layout of the software, both the web-based setup as well as the mobile apps, one for instructors and one for students. Navigating it is intuitive for most users. Plus, the features for customizing make it adaptable for a multitude of needs.

Cons

The process for adding one's own link to the Course Navigation menu was arduous for me at first, but after doing it a few times (using the Redirect app), I grew much more adept at it and was even able to train others on it.

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CANVAS FAQs

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CANVAS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • 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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