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Overview

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The Canvas Learning Management Platform, built by Instructure, is the open, extensible learning management system that educators...

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Easy LMS has all the tools you need to take your employee and customer training to the next level, but it's much easier to...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

50

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

3.6K

5

4

3

2

1

2.2K

1.1K

193

32

16

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.7

147

5

4

3

2

1

108

30

8

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

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.
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.
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.

Pros

From there, setting up the courses and managing/tracking users was easy to do. We love that the software was so flexible for us to add into our infrastructure for an affordable price.
I'm grateful I haven't had to contact customer service for very much. The ease of use and results have been great.
I loved the ease of use, the options that the software has built in and the customer service and support are tops, they were always so kind and helpful.

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.
The parent canvas app is confusing and difficult to navigate. It is hard to discern what assignments are due to strange naming structures.
As a parent, it was difficult to understand where some items were but I feel that was user error and not the platform.

Cons

We had 10 ipads in our booth, and had to close out and reopen the browser after every user to avoid having a problem. This was after several tech people worked on the issue.
Some time the appearance of the main window is confuse.
The only flaw is that the platform doesn't fully support scorm files yet.
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  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features107
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Automatic Grading
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • For Schools
  • Gamification
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Job Application Management
  • Leaderboards
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Lesson Planning
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multimedia Support
  • Online Tests
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Quizzes
  • Randomization
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recommendations
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Template Management
  • Test Scheduling
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Limits
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Weighted Questions
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features80
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Automatic Grading
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • For Schools
  • Gamification
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Job Application Management
  • Leaderboards
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Lesson Planning
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multimedia Support
  • Online Tests
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Quizzes
  • Randomization
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recommendations
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Template Management
  • Test Scheduling
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Limits
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Weighted Questions
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations92
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Total integrations5
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings

User reviews that mention these apps

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Jamie L.

Education Management, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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CANVAS

Canvas is a useful tool for asynchronous learning

Reviewed a year ago

Canvas is a great tool for LMS with free and paid options. The features are self-evident and rather intuitive.

Pros

Canvas is very easy to use within the interface for asynchronous learning. The materials and resources an be easily accessed and organized for ease of student use.

Cons

It is not the most sophisticated LMS on the market, but it is easy, and has options for all users and budgets.

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Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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CANVAS

Great LMS System and Easy to Use

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great LMS system for any school out there and super easy to learn how to use!

Pros

I love how easy it is to use (I am taking a summer courses that uses Canvas as the LMS). I also love the iOS app because it is so easy to use when I am away from my computer.

Cons

What is inconvenient about the iOS app is that there are certain features of the website (such as viewing videos) that I cannot use on the app. I would love if all the features are available on the app as well!

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Kyle F.

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

Love Canvas!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

This LMS is extremely intuitive and organized.

Cons

I really have no complaints whatsoever about this program.

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Carolyn S.

E-Learning, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Canvas

Reviewed 5 months ago

My overall experience with Canvas has been very positive. The LMS is easy to use for instructors and learners and offers the options for multi-media, classroom management, and student record keep as many of the other costly LMS.

Pros

Canvas is an affordable, ease to use LMS that offers the opportunity to level the educational playfield bu=y providing a cost-effective systems for offering online learning. It offers the same features as costly LMS such as D2L.

Cons

The Canvas Studio is glitchy at times with reported problems uploading videos by learners.

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Stephen R.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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CANVAS

LMS that needs updating

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Simple LMS that has many features for users

Cons

It is straight forward for colleges, but it could be more kid friendly for elementary schools.

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Nathan C.

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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CANVAS

The LMS that can do it all.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Its a great way to organize information and continue learning.

Pros

The way the LMS is organized just makes it easy to access content and is very intuitive.

Cons

Sometimes the mobile app is formatted in a way that makes it hard for me to navigate on my mobile devices.

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Nikhil C.

Education Management, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Canvas functionality review

Reviewed 10 months ago

Good

Pros

Course tracking, LMS, Grading and virtual classroom and examination

Cons

Virtual classroom can be improved, some links does not work fine.

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Essence W.

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

Canvas, its the best

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

I have used many LMS, and Canvas remains supreme!

Cons

I have no qualms with exception that other platforms like Blackboard should be wary

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Neha P.

E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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CANVAS

A review on Canvas

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

It is a good LMS and do all work easily

Cons

There are no disadvantages as such in it

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Chris C.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Canvas Review

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Tools are relatively self explanatory. Basic LMS functionality. Well organized interface.

Cons

Lack of features, and backend access to alter and create features. Would like more media-rich capabilities and easier ability to upload and implement video and audio files. Better integration with other tools and platforms such as Twitter, Classmarker, etc.

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Michelle M.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

Great Learning Management System

Reviewed a year ago

I really couldn't live without it.

Pros

This LMS is a really intuitive tool. I highly recommend it.

Cons

There were just a few features that I felt were a bit glitchy. After getting a little technical assistance and learning to use them correctly, it works fluidly.

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Primary/Secondary Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Canvas LMS: A Digital Canvas

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, I enjoy using Canvas because it does exactly what it is designed to do.

Pros

The software is a one-stop-shop for all LMS needs. It's easy to use and the platform promotes a positive experience for learners. You can include videos, chat board, etc. without any issues and large files can be uploaded without any problems.

Cons

I can't think of any cons; it's an LMS system that is continuously evolving.

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Jyotsna T.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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CANVAS

Amazing LMS that works for everyone

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Pros of Canvas LMS: Easy to use and setup Multiple types of files/questions Embedding option is also available

Cons

Cons of Canvas LMS: Custom domain option is much needed feature and many users will appreciate it with custom or white label branding.

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Cindi K.

Human Resources, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Canvas

Reviewed 2 years ago

Canvas is really simple and my students can access it from their smart phones.

Pros

As an adjunct business professor, our college uses this LMS. It is very easy to use, and very customizable.

Cons

Some of the navigation features could be improved, but I don’t really have any complaints about Canvas.

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Fine Art,

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Used it as a college professor

Reviewed 5 years ago

Great LMS platform with much nicer UX

Pros

In comparison to other similar products: - UX - very intuitive, you don't need much training to operate it

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Verified reviewer

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Canvas praise

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Ability to upload assignments, work, resources, videos, and assessments into discrete modules. Quite user friendly. Can easily transfer previous classes and departmental shells.

Cons

Love this as my LMS. At times I like this better than Google Classroom.

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Abdul-Mannaan G.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Free account user

Reviewed 5 years ago

This is the best LMS available for free.

Pros

It has all the features you need to manage an online learning environment. The roster setup is easy, the quiz grading system and features available to create assessments is excellent. Also I love the add ons from other common sites such as YouTube, Pearson, and many other platforms. The canvas community allows you to use other teacher content and integrate into your classroom, especially if you don't have knowledge or expertise in a particular subject area.

Cons

The biggest issue I have experienced with Canvas is deleting or removing individuals from your class roster. Also it would be nice of Canvas could include a paid subscription outside of the expensive large institution (such as universities) plans that only offer. The smaller enterprise subscriptions would be for teachers or other small business owners that need more space to upload video content, and other larger the documents. The 251MB limit canvas provides for each created course gets used fairly quickly.

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Verified reviewer

Investment Management,

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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I used Canvas for two terms as an adjunct professor. The tools makes Blackboard look antiquated!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Easy to learn, students and faculty adjust quickly. The UI/UX is the best in the business for LMS solutions.

Cons

Still takes a learning curve - training is better than anything else but could be improved. I think they assume the institutions are providing the training, which is rarely the case for adjunct faculty.

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Sai Krishna M.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

User experience

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The canvas is very popular LMS platform used by students and teachers

Cons

No, i think canvas is giving all features with respective to intended owners

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Food & Beverages, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

Learning experience on canvas

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Canvas use straightforward approach, making it easy to navigate and use.

Cons

I've enrolled to schools which uses canvas as LMS, I don't encounter any problem so far

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Holly S.

Mental Health Care, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A Great LMS

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Very user-friendly and easy to learn as well as navigate. It's a great and simplistic LMS with such an amazing layout.

Cons

The calendar feature seems a bit wonky. I don't like how I have to click out a course I'm in just to come back to it if I'm in a certain tab within the course.

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Raisa M.

E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Canvas for Teachers

Reviewed 10 months ago

I enjoyed and will continue to use this LMS.

Pros

Ease of use for students and teachers Transparency for students, teachers and families Grading capabilities Incentives/ fun features for students

Cons

Difficulty grading open ended questions

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Jason J.

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

Solid LMS

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Canvas is a very intuitive LMS for both educators and students to use.

Cons

There have been some minor issues with connectivity, but these have always been quickly resolved.

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Cynthia H.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CANVAS

Canvas does much more than Google Classroom

Reviewed 2 years ago

Canvas is really helping with remote learning.

Pros

Canvas is a great LMS! It's integration with our student information service is seamless.

Cons

Since the pandemic, customer service has been lacking.

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Lynmara C.

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great for both K-12 and Higher Ed

Reviewed a year ago

It has been great. I enjoy using it.

Pros

The features and online training were very helpful as we transitioned to this LMS.

Cons

The initial interface as complicated at first.