Canvas LMS Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

4.34/5 (296 reviews)

Canvas LMS Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium

Canvas Cloud is Free for Teachers to use, just sign up to get started.

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Pricing Comparison

How does Canvas LMS compare with other Education & Child Care apps?

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98% of apps offer a
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78% of apps have a
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31% of apps have a
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Pricing Comparison

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Canvas LMS Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • The functions available are quite impressive.
  • It's used by all my teachers and it makes it easy to turn in assignments
  • It is helpful for assigning lessons, homeworks, quizzes, and even tests. Discussion boards are also helpful.
  • Accessible, versatile, customizable, constantly improving, the course evaluation process is streamlined and easy
Cons
  • Some of the issues in the system are non-standard so they take a little time to diagnose and resolve.
  • It doesn't offer anything that Blackboard or Schoology don't also have, and it's more expensive than the others.
  • Price - this system is one of the more expensive LMS systems on the market but sometimes you get what you pay for.
  • On the mobile app there are often bugs and I wish it could display high, low, and mean scores on the grades on the mobile app the way it does on the web app.
95%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

14 reviewers had the following to say about Canvas LMS's pricing:

Anonymous

Sensational Software in Digital Design

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-07
Review Source: Capterra

Simplifies the work of propaganda and counterpropaganda through social networks, also this is used in the preparation of presentations that are used in videoconferences. The cost of using this product in the company is practically free since all the images to be used are pre-designed and the premium graphics are cheap.It is a versatile application of great ease of use, you can have a design ready quickly, many tools are free, has multiple predesigned templates, the templates can be adapted to the colors that suit, like you can use pre-made images; this is designed in 9 blocks that are needed to create attractive sales advertisements for the business, because it is an online application all documents are saved in the cloud, which is easy for editing from anywhere, this allows us to store up to 1GB

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Lamar Younginer

Teaching With Canvas

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-09-29
Review Source: GetApp

Canvas is one of the newest players in the LMS game. Learning Management Systems have evolved over the last 15 years into very useful tools in the business of education. I have used four different LMS's over the years. When I first heard about Canvas I thought "here we go again, another LMS that claims to be the best and easiest to use". They did claim that and I was pleasantly surprised that they were actually one of the best and easiest to learn and use. The ease of using a drag and drop function allows me to move course material around with ease. An instructor dashboard lets me see student progress quickly. A live tie in to our student information system allows students to be added and removed from the system almost instantaneously. It is by far one of the best LMS systems I have used.Ease of use, tech support, drag and drop features, no down time for system upgrades, live tie in to student information systems.

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Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Anonymous

Pricey, but worth every penny

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-30
Review Source: Capterra

Our program has been using Canvas for about 10 years now and we are very happy with this software program. Specifically, the SpeedGrader functionality is superb. You can easily view and grade papers with your rubrics embedded into the grading system. The Collaborations feature is also quite robust and allows students to work on a project together via a group editing program (like Google Docs) and submit directly to Canvas. They've really done a good job partnering with other programs to allow communication between software (for example, students can easily submit their papers to Canvas with an embedded plagiarism checking program without having to use each software package independently).

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Mavares Peters

The 21st century requires interacting, learning and living the virtuality

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-12
Review Source: Capterra

To reduce the distances between the participants and expand the possibilities and technological literacy of all. The teaching of the 21st century requires a change in models and approach to learning. The change allows to reeplantear not only the contents of the subjects, moreover, the tools with which the teacher will have to share their experiences. It is very valuable to have a virtual space in which you can group: Class documents, videos, conferences, guides, questionnaires, tests, texts, messaging, links, e-mail, all online. The teacher, in this platform, also has the ability to qualify the different assignments and even make various qualifications in real time. The interaction can also include the representatives, who can also access, if they wish, the platform. Through the "Collaborations", participants can work as a team their classroom projects, through group editing programs, which can be sent directly to Canvas. The personalization, organization and structure of the modules is very helpful for the participants to experience the different advantages of virtual training.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Kendall Webb

Useful for students

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

I use Canvas for almost all my classes and it is a great way for teachers to post assignments, announcements, quizzes, handouts, and grades. It's also easy for students to access files, check grades, and turn in assignments. The limiting factor on Canvas is usually how well a professor can use it- if they don't know how to change the way grades are weighted, for instance, then the total grade won't be accurate. But overall Canvas is easy to use and getting better. The mobile app needs a little bit of help- it's kind of buggy sometimes and doesn't have all the features that the web app doesIt's used by all my teachers and it makes it easy to turn in assignments

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

alexandria houston

Instructor Needs

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

I use this weekly with the engagement of my students. I just wish technology was this convenient when i was in school which wasn't that long ago. It keeps you very organized and love how you can preload lesson ,tests, discussion and more. The software had an update were you can have video chat .

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Aaron Wh

Canvas is a standard school assignment platform

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

It is helpful for assigning lessons, homeworks, quizzes, and even tests. Discussion boards are also helpful.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Jason Hill

Canvas - An Admin's Dream Come True

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-03
Review Source: Capterra

As the Learning Management System Admin for Utah Valley University, managing the use of Canvas can be challenging, but in a really good way. Whenever I run into a problem, I can usually find the answer and deploy a solution very quickly. Instructure provides a dedicated Customer Success Manager who meets with us regularly, a robust case management system, and an extremely helpful community engagement platform. Canvas is updated regularly to stay fresh on new technologies, features, and bug fixes. It's really fun to manage this system and have so much buy-in from faculty. Canvas is also on the leading edge with 3rd party integrations, data analytics, and cross-platform compatibility.Canvas is always available. Teachers and students rarely suffer from any down time, if ever. Even with the regular updates of the platform (every 3 weeks), there is no significant downtime. The integration with our Student Information System is really good, but will soon be even better.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Doriann Marquez

Was a pleasant surprise, i don't have faith in online software to design but Cavas change my mind

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

I have been able to create sketches for the first deliveries of my creative works, besides making deliveries for smaller personal projects with which I have obtained very good results.intuitive interface that allows you to learn quickly from the least experts in the world of design. If you've never used any software to design, canvas makes it very easy and helps you to get familiar really fast.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Christina Mattison Ebert

Helped make graduate school very manageable!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-12-01
Review Source: GetApp

I have used Canvas throughout my graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. I attend a low-residency program, meaning we spend fall and spring online and meet in NYC in the summer for an intensive semester. Canvas made the online semesters surprisingly enjoyable — I felt connected to my classmates and teachers even though we were scattered around the country. It takes some getting used to, and I think there are a lot of improvements needed to the overall flow and interface, but I think it's a great system.Accessible, versatile, customizable, constantly improving, the course evaluation process is streamlined and easy

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Becky Pataki

Canvas brings it all together

Reviewed 2015-12-21
Review Source: Software Advice

The product support from the vendor is one of the strongest features for Canvas. Not that there are many issues, but when they do arise, answers and solutions are provided immediately, thus increasing the value of this product when rolling it out to a community. Additionally, the ability to have everything needed for the successful launch of a class makes this a self contained, efficient system for all levels of users.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Enrrique Perdomo

Excellent online platform for learning, complete and useful.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

Use a super useful and powerful tool with a wide variety of educational features, with an intuitive and friendly interface that will allow you to create high level courses.Canvas is an excellent application to prepare professionals of great level, an application that allows you to learn 24 hours a day, where you can access the educational material of the course in any place, watching the courses several times if you want, it is really a step ahead in education and depends on the student who takes advantage of it, the tool is very complete, it allows you to evaluate students, assemble teaching material, schedule activities, set deadlines for entry and much more, very comprehensive evaluations and manage the final result of each student, a complete support to distance education with a spectacular model.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Abdul-Mannaan Giles

Free account user

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-08
Review Source: Software Advice

This is the best LMS available for free. 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.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Bill Sorenson

Way too time consuming and complex to be useful

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-31
Review Source: Software Advice

The capabilities of this software are quite impressive but the tedious layout, limited choices, and incessant need to 'jump through hoops' to make it worthwhile far outweigh any value it might otherwise have. The designers of the software considered practically every aspect of what they were intending to do but completely ignored the target audience. We are having weekly training sessions and even after several months, most teachers are struggling with the interface. For example: to create an assignment for a class you must go through a plethora of steps to make the class, including a great deal of information that isn't truly necessary before you can get to the complex task of actually creating an assignment. In other words, EVERY task is simply too time-consuming to make this software of much use to the average teacher. It does interface with Powerschool which makes a great selling point to administrators and parents, but if your teachers are spending an extra hour to hour and half a day, just utilizing this program, what is gained? Frankly, I can do essentially everything needed to implement a classroom through Google Classroom and Google Apps and the time needed to do so is a fraction of what Canvas requires. Bottom line: if you don't mind putting your teachers through a horrendous learning curve and saddling them with tedious and extremely complex software, go with Canvas. If not, I suggest developing your LMS around something with a more simple interface, more forgiving functionality, and quicker to implement. I can say the LMS of Learnmate used in some technology classes isn't really a great deal better but again, why make simple tasks complicated when Google provides a much easier platform.The functions available are quite impressive.

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Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities