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CANVAS

#1 Learning Management System for Educational Institutions

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CANVAS Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

CANVAS product overview

What is 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.

Key benefits of using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base

Training options

Videos

CANVAS pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

3.3K

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

CANVAS features

Functionality

4.4

/5

3.3K

Total features

80

11 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Learning Management
Assessment Management
Alerts/Notifications
Progress Tracking
Third Party Integrations
Progress Reports

CANVAS users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

3.3K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.48/10
Rating distribution

5

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3

2

1

2,065

1,033

175

32

15

Why do users choose Canvas?

What would users change about Canvas?

Pros
It has been good, and I would highly recommend it over the previous system we used. I like most of the newer features and believe it will continue to get better over time.
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Jeremy S.

Canvas has a great overview page and is nice that all of your materials are in one place. I appreciated that it was the main form of communication, document location & even some quizzes and tests.

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Maria L.

The overall experience during my last two years of undergraduate school was very pleasant and I sincerely hope that I encountered this software again in graduate school.
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Miguel R.

Cons
Nothing is intuitive, it's extremely hard to change or fix a mistake on an assignment if you make a mistake, grade syncing with our electronic gradebook is very glitchy.

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Lorri D.

The parent canvas app is confusing and difficult to navigate. It is hard to discern what assignments are due to strange naming structures.

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Esther B.

As a parent, it was difficult to understand where some items were but I feel that was user error and not the platform.

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John A.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Very Helpful!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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David C.

Instructional Designer

Higher Education, 201-500 employees

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Overall Rating

Like a Fine Wine, It Gets Better with Age

Reviewed 2 years ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Expand your Creativity

Reviewed 2 months ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Canvas Review

Reviewed 22 days ago

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.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great for college students

Reviewed 10 days ago

Great tool for professors and students to engage on

Pros

It’s a a common tool for college students and always available to help with online assignments and communication.

Cons

Some times there are bugs that happen in Canvas

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Last LMS You Will Ever Purchase

Reviewed 4 months ago

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.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Integrated platform for learning.

Reviewed 2 months ago

It is the best learning platform to use since it easy to use and saves on time and resources.

Pros

It is user friendly in that it saves on resources and also it easy to manage. Has a simple interface that is easy to learn and understand how it works faster. It has different variety of multimedia options. Runs on more than one operating system that is Windows, Linux, Mac and android. Can be integrated with various applications.

Cons

It is a great to tool only that it for starters learning how to use it can be hectic and also the grading system should be upgraded.

CANVAS FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does CANVAS offer?

CANVAS has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of CANVAS?

CANVAS has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does CANVAS support?

CANVAS supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does CANVAS support mobile devices?

CANVAS supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does CANVAS offer an API?

Yes, CANVAS has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does CANVAS integrate with?

CANVAS integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Outlook, Kaltura Video Platform, Google Docs, Moodle, Google Drive, Twitter, Microsoft 365, Adobe Connect, Diigo, Blackboard Learn, Google Calendar


Q. What level of support does CANVAS offer?

CANVAS offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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