About CANVAS

Canvas LMS from Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) specifically designed for K-5 on up through higher education institutions. Canvas LMS is a scalable platform that can be used by educational institutions of all sizes and types, from individual classrooms to large universities to companies with a blended or fully virtual learning environment. The Canvas platform offers complete LMS functionality for online learning including standards-based grade books, customizable student assessments, course content authoring, mobile communication, plus more. Canvas LMS can integrate with an educational institution's existing SIS and other teaching tools. Additionally, the Canvas App Center offers mobile-ready teaching tools that can add new functionalities to the platform. Over two hundred different LTI tools allow educators to customize courses and monitor engagement with classes or individual students. Canvas also offers native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, allowing educators, students, and parents to view key information, share and receive updates, or submit results from anywhere at any time. With these tools, Canvas LMS offers comprehensive, high-quality mobile learning experiences.
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CANVAS Software - Canvas - Blueprint Course Settings
CANVAS Software - Canvas - Quiz Outcomes Analysis Report
CANVAS Software - Canvas - Mastery Paths
CANVAS Software - Canvas - Group Filter
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CANVAS pricing

CANVAS has a free version and offers a free trial.

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CANVAS Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 3,462 View all reviews
Pritam
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 13/06/2022

Best training & learning management system

If you are seeking out an smooth to control platform for training and trainer team of workers members, Canvas is one of the excellent software out there. Great for remote team of workers and might without problems be used in-residence as well, as Canvas shops documentation in smooth to navigate modules. While in a few instances, locating positive features may be difficult, in case you empower your group to simply "click on around" then they may don't have any troubles operating within-side the platform and gaining knowledge of the essential material.

Pros

We have used Canvas as training education platform. it absolutely was integrated with the staff job training and education for the continued learning program. Canvas could be a nice platform to mix and combination all the training activities, info and courses. Canvas is employed across the native faculties within the space and have used it on variety of occasions for that furthermore.

Cons

They have some glitches nearly not possible for many organization to line up properly. An enormous disappointment for user.

John
  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 01/08/2022

The Blackboard Slayer

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.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
1
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

1
Reviewed on 16/07/2022

Disappointing

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.

Jacob
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 29/04/2022

A student's review of CANVAS after four years

Overall, I have had a good experience using CANVAS. It was crucial during 2020 and 2021 for online learning and it still serves a vital role for class resources and information, regardless of virtual or in-person learning.

Pros

The best things about CANVAS are the ability to receive information about the class as-needed and not just in class, the option to re-examine old classes, and serving as a source for homework assignments and class materials.

Cons

While CANVAS is a useful software, it is still clunky in some areas, particularly its test-taking software and class library page. Also, it's gradebook software will not reflect a student's actual grade if the class is weighted, which can be deceptive.

Daouda
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 16/07/2022

Making simple and stylish presentations is made possible by canvas

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.

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Switching to CANVAS

For its notoriety and the great community that is behind this tool.

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