Kannu Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kannu

Cloud-based collaborative digital learning management system

4.87/5 (45 reviews)

Kannu overview

What is Kannu?

Kannu is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) SaaS that represents a comprehensive learning platform designed by educators for educators. Featuring a modern design aesthetic intended to appeal to creative student users, Kannu is responsively built to perform seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices alike. The platform supports asynchronous learning to allow users the freedom to learn at their own pace, while utilizing collaboration tools such as instant messaging, discussion forums, student galleries and peer/participation assessment.

Designed to meet the needs of creative classrooms especially, Kannu promises to be equally adept as a course sales platform across multiple subject areas or deployed within business training scenarios. Small or large organizations are invited to use Kannu for serving product training materials and implementing employee onboarding programs, leveraging customizable branding and unique URLs to tailor the experience. Step by step course-authoring tools make the generation of rich learning materials more user-friendly, while multimedia file support ensures course assets and student work can be embedded painlessly.
www.kannu.com

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United States, Australia, Canada, Europe

Supported languages

English
Kannu screenshot: Kannu is a centralized cloud-based system requiring no installation, that is fully customizable to match branding and requirementsKannu Features TourKannu screenshot: Step-by-step authoring tools enable the creation of clear and engaging course content that is automatically responsive across desktop or mobileKannu screenshot: Users are given their own Portfolio, a personal showcase that gathers together projects, skills and training progress Kannu screenshot: A built-in direct messaging system enables course participants, authors and tutors to communicate more effectivelyKannu screenshot: Course galleries facilitate the real time sharing and peer critique of work produced, embedding any type of media assetKannu screenshot: The built-in Calendar app allows users to schedule learning programmes, organize sessions and plan study time effectivelyKannu screenshot: Kannu can be customized to feature a unique URL and personalized branding to match an academy or schoolKannu screenshot: Coursework support includes the ability to detail complex coursework submissions with detailed step-by-step instructionsKannu screenshot: Course cards example, illustrating Kannu's support for asynchronous learning that lets users follow their own personal schedulesKannu screenshot: The course gallery presents available authored courses as a collection of course cards for selectionKannu is learning, completely reimagined | Kadenze

Kannu reviews

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Ge Wang

aesthetics matters; a thoughtfully designed and elegant LMS (at last)

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Finally, a LMS whose interface was clearly designed by people who care about making full-featured systems, understand the importance of elegance, and grok the educational experience for teachers and students. Having long struggled with Coursework (tolerable) and Canvas (yikes), working with Kannu has been a breath of fresh air: 1) it doesn't feel like an endless hodge-podge of obligatory features checked off by some corporate committee, but a purposeful integration designed by educators; 2) the portfolio feature is simply excellent, particularly for courses with creative projects. Its presentation really elevates (rightfully) a sense of accomplishment and pride for the student as they go from project to project, and something they can later point to as part of a job application. LMS's are complex, and Kannu is no different (there is a learning curve). Yet Kannu is lightyears better than other LMS's I've used for one core reason: everything about it gives me the sense that it intensely cares about its quality of use, and by extension what my students and I can do with it.

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Nilesh Thomas

Intuitive and elegant UI that encourage student engagement

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Blended delivery of on-campus courses with Kannu helped reduce tutorial time. It is also helping to reduce the time spent on grading standardised assessments. We rolled out bite sized online courses that cater to a large segment of learners who could not come to our campus. This helped us make education accessible and affordable.

Pros
Course cards look very cool, modern and clean and is one of the most elegant course catalogue looks I've come across. Session and coursework building is simple, quick and efficient. Excellent communication features. We use the individual and group messages with students a lot. And students love to use these too since they have very familiar look and feel like popular social messaging apps. The Course Galley feature was our first step to encourage students to engage in peer assessment. The entire faculty team love the announcement feature, especially the ability to schedule any number of future announcements. We use them a lot to remind students to keep up with learning tasks, due dates, etc. All it takes is an hour at the beginning to the term to set up the entire messaging for the term (with planning of course!) Automatic grading of quizzes is a huge time saver, especially for classes with peak student numbers. We even run final exams in full automation by programming the start time, end time and fully automatic grading. In-video quizzes is simply awesome. Helps heaps to make videos into interactive learning tools with very simple quiz setup. This is a gem. And finally, the folks at Kadenze work with us (you) to solve challenges and to roll out features. Kadenze doesn't treat us like another client, we feel we are in a learning technology partnership, and that gives us the confidence to disrupt course delivery practices and effect change.

Cons
A faster server would be great (we can never get enough speed, can we?! :) ). Also, a deeper drill down of individual student engagement analytics would be awesome. We believe this is in the works. The App version of the Kannu is awaited. Though the mobile version of Kannu works/feels almost like an app, ability to send push notifications, etc. would be awesome. We would have loved to have the ability to lock/release individual sessions based on completion of the previous lesson in the sequence (and not just by time/date).

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matt Cellitti

LMS looks very clean

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Look. It was easy to navigate for the most part. I really enjoyed how easy it was to setup the logins and for students to instantly gain access.

Cons
Could be streamlined in a few ways to optimize the learning space. Would be nice to be able to customize the look of the sessions a bit further or at least have a few options to choose from.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Vicky Macleroy

MDST project making use of Kannu

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-03
Review Source: Capterra

This is a multilingual digital storytelling project (https://goldsmithsmdst.wordpress.com) that works with multiple schools in the UK and overseas and has as its key partners the BFI, British Museum, Museum of London and NRCSE. We have used Kannu to set up a safe shared place for schools, their teachers and students. We have been using kannu with the teachers for just over a year and we have found where teachers make the time to engage with the platform, upload sessions and keep a clear ongoing record of their work that the platform facilitates this. We have carried out regular training sessions with teachers on the use of kannu and emphasising the importance of getting their students online and critiquing and commenting on other digital stories. However, we are still finding it hard to facilitate this. At the moment teachers are more focused on the work in preparing the students in creating their digital stories and they have not given as much time to getting their students logged on and critiquing the stories of others. They have tended to do this as a group activity in the classroom where the teacher selects a range of digital stories that the children respond to orally and in small groups. We are working across a large age range from 8 - 18 years old. We also wanted to set up an e-portfolio or reflective journal on the kannu site and this is not yet possible. We set up a survey that some of the students completed but again this was hard to implement across all the schools. We have found it a very good platform but some teachers have found it hard to navigate.

Pros
Easy to manage and develop.

Cons
Hard for teachers to navigate with their students.

Response from Kadenze


Hi Vicky!

We actually added a portfolio feature early last year. If you head to your profile (hit your user icon in the top right), you can set up your Portfolio there. You can upload any media you like, and it'll all get stored in a personal library on the system so you can add/remove at will.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jay LeBoeuf

The future of higher education, professional training, and online learning

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Kadenze's Kannu is an incredibly flexible business model and versatile platform. We were looking for a solid tool to build our own portal for Real Industry's educational content and also white label the platform for prospective industry partners. Kadenze said 'no problem.' Did I mention that we're a small non-profit - not a Fortune 500 company or a major University? My students have found their courseware 'refreshing and pleasant to use.' The product design is clean and intuitive for both viewing and completing assignments. The dashboards for educators are simplified and user friendly - no user manual required to update, create assignments, view grades and performance analytics. I use this platform for teaching at top universities (Stanford, University of Michigan, NYU,...) but also have portals for running academic workshops, small group tutoring, and even corporate training!

Pros
Interface, support, and team behind the product

Cons
Analytics is present but isn't quite up to what you'd get from a Google Analytics type integration.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kannu pricing

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User-based subscription, request a quote via the website.

Kannu features

Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Calendar Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Learning Management
Self Service Portal

API (141 other apps)
Attendance Management (102 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (97 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (108 other apps)
Class Scheduling (87 other apps)
Communication Management (115 other apps)
Content Management (97 other apps)
Data Import/Export (98 other apps)
Progress Reports (106 other apps)
Progress Tracking (112 other apps)
Registration Management (92 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (163 other apps)
Third Party Integration (101 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Kannu

Key features of Kannu

  • Testing / assessments
  • K-12
  • Post secondary
  • Course tracking
  • Course library
  • Mobile learning
  • Video conferencing
  • Corporate / business
  • Academic / education
  • Social learning
  • Gradebook
  • Classroom management
  • Employee training
  • Training companies
  • Media galleries
  • Student galleries
  • LTI integration
  • SIS integration
  • Announcements
  • Peer assessments
  • Calendar management
  • Certification tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • eCommerce integration
  • Instant messaging
  • Learning management
  • Mobile integration
  • Online forums
  • User Portfolios
  • Self-learning
  • Single sign on
  • Video support
  • Activity dashboard
  • Authentication & security
  • Custom landing page
  • Course authoring
  • Surveys & feedback
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Video conferencing
  • Multimedia support
  • Custom URL
  • eLearning management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Engagement analytics
  • Employee onboarding
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Benefits

Kannu users receive a dedicated learning portal that is customized to meet specific requirements, with personalized re-branding, unique URL naming and custom tools.

The platform promises intuitive step-by-step course authoring tools, while learning content can be managed and sold via integrated eCommerce features.

Collaboration features promote a shared experience within an asynchronous learning model, inviting students and tutors to communicate through built-in direct messaging, discussion forums and announcements threads.

Active learning tools support skills development with peer assessments and surveys for sharing feedback, while user engagement is stimulated via student galleries and showcase portfolios.

Kannu's own analytics into user behavior, participation and engagement offers actionable insights into curriculum performance within dashboard reports.