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
(3 297)
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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Roohi M.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • 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

Expand your Creativity

Reviewed on 2022/05/07

I am fully satisfied and highly recommend this software, I think it helps even a non-designer to...

I am fully satisfied and highly recommend this software, I think it helps even a non-designer to express his ideas.

Pros

I think this software is too easy and user friendly. One can easily make beautiful design and expands his/her creativity. You can create and post directly on social media through this. If one face any issues it can be resolve in real time, so I think its the best part of it.

Cons

There is nothing. Its such an easy , fast and organised software. I find so many time saving options in this software. I simply love this.

Jacob R.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A student's review of CANVAS after four years

Reviewed on 2022/04/29

Overall, I have had a good experience using CANVAS. It was crucial during 2020 and 2021 for online...

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.

Cian M.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A students review of Canvas.

Reviewed on 2022/05/06

From a student's point of view, it was a lot better than the previous system.

From a student's point of view, it was a lot better than the previous system.

Pros

I really liked that the areas were clearly outlined where we need to get our material and we could easily access the online portal. Find our lesson plan and where our classes are held.

Cons

Some the features were not utilized and there was no helping wizard or a help section on the website.

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 2022/04/04

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
Jim B.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • 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 Review

Reviewed on 2022/06/10

Happy to use a program that makes sharing courses simple, yet holds all the needed curriculum.

Happy to use a program that makes sharing courses simple, yet holds all the needed curriculum.

Pros

Canvas is very user friendly, allows for a large number of users to have individualized platforms and tables while still maintaining a cohesive look and arrangement.

Cons

Some issues with update lag, but usually resolved by logging out, and back in.

Alternatives Considered

Blackboard Learn

Reasons for Switching to CANVAS

Cost was key for what was needed, Canvas was a complete package at an affordable rate.
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CANVAS FAQs

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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, 1 001-5 000

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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