Instructure

CANVAS

4.5 / 5 234 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Because Canvas is so easy to use, it streamlines classroom management for teachers and makes administration easier for school IT departments.


Average Ratings

234 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Instructure
  • www.canvaslms1.com/capterra
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About CANVAS

As the most usable, customizable, adaptable, and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. See how Canvas makes teaching and learning easier for everyone.


CANVAS Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Class Summary
  • Curve Scores
  • Grade Calculations
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Planning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Weighted Assignments

CANVAS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Nice platform

May 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really liked the layout and how my classes were organized. I think the discussion posts and turning in assignments were what my professors used the most. I thought it was easy to use and had no issues getting my work in.

Cons: I wish the app had worked better, sometimes I would have trouble signing in, the app would crash or the calendar layout was hard to read. Some things could be streamlined.

Great for quick banners

May 15, 2018
2/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This software is easy to use with no experience required. Small businesses can generate quick ads for social media or flyers for print

Cons: As a designer, this program is very limiting with design. Future updates should include more features for design

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Easy to use site for managing courses

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Canvas is very easy to use. As a graduate student instructor, it makes it very easy to keep track of my students' assignments and to grade them anonymously. As a student, it's very easy to keep track of all of the readings, and it's easy to submit assignments.

Cons: When curving grades, it would be helpful if there was a function that allowed you to do something like 'add 2 points' directly to every student's grade. (Canvas's own built-in curving function is not very useful.)

Canvas makes online learning easier

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really love the commenting features and conference call features. It makes online learning experience much easier and real class like. It helps in interacting with everyone in the class from different parts of the country easier.

Cons: The only thing I can mention in cons is sometimes the instructors don't get the messages to the mail and are spamed for some reason.

Capterra-loader

Great LMS, no wonder why its one of the most popular!

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Canvas has experience and expertise. It offers lots features and it is easy to integrate them into a project. It seems ideal for colleges and educational institutes.

Cons: I found the UI a bit more complex and not so intuitive as in other LMS's. Also had some trouble trying to customize the platform..

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Easy to use with great integration into almost all school data

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Used this in my final years of school and it was an appealing software that worked very well. Could easily view my grades, calculate possible final grades, view prerequisites, and a host of other things. Much better than BlackBoard.

Cons: Really don't have anything negative to say. Someone obviously spent a lot of time developing this software because it works well.

Overall: College eduction management system.

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If you want to do ads for social networks, canvas is very good at that.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: excellent tool to edit content and images to publish on social networks because it has direct editors for what you need.

Cons: the interface of the content editions needs more options to be able to completely modify the images.

Overall: This is a great product to develop content and images intuitive, easy and fast, is good at the time to develop something simple and fast with a slightly professional finish.

Great Idea But Difficult to Use

May 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: It's nice that teachers can make assignments in Canvas and then students can access those assignments. It's helpful to parents because they can read what was assigned and make sure their child understands the work and completes the work. It's also great that lessons and information can be uploaded and shared via Commons. I can share my lessons and I can also go on Commons to find lessons that other teachers have created and shared. It can be a real time saver when planning lessons.

Cons: I find Canvas incredibly difficult to use. I have attended several training sessions and it is getting easier, but it is not user friendly. It is difficult to create a homepage because it is not set up to make it a simple task. I created a lengthy unit on Social Skills lessons, but I still have not been able to get it to publish so it is available to others. The links show up, but they can't be clicked on to take anyone to the materials. I honestly don't know how to tell Canvas to simplify the program, but it definitely needs to be tweaked..... or overhauled completely.

Overall: It's a great place to store lessons and to obtain lessons created by other teachers. I like that my school corporation can share information and documents with me via Canvas. I like that students can access lessons via Canvas so they have all the information they need when they are at home in the evening or weekends.

I have used canvas for both undergraduate and graduate school

May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how you can customize your courses and organize them. I also like the messaging feature to contact teachers and classmates.

Cons: I think the mobile app could use a lot of work. I have had a lot of issues using it and usually just default do using the website. There are also so many tabs in each course and I think they could be modified for ease of use and organization.

the modern LMS

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Canvas provides the students an easy way of communicating and collaborating with other students. An observer can also be placed in order to monitor a certain student's academic performance. The UI is also designed in order to help the students find anything they need.

Cons: Users may have a tendency to decline the use of this software that lessens its effectiveness. A more intuitive UI may help remove this problem

Canvas is a standard school assignment platform

May 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: It is helpful for assigning lessons, homeworks, quizzes, and even tests. Discussion boards are also helpful.

Cons: It doesn't offer anything that Blackboard or Schoology don't also have, and it's more expensive than the others.

Love using Canvas!

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: So easy to use! We went from Moodle to Canvas and it was the best day ever! Unlike Moodle, Canvas always works. I have yet to have a problem submitting an assignment or seeing posts from professors. It's always running well and never slow. Can't say enough good about Canvas!

Cons: I have yet to have problems working with Canvas! It's seriously worth the money. The free programs are not worth the money saved when you can have something as awesome as this!

Overall: Love using Canvas! Makes submitting assignments so easy.

Good but could be better

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like being able to give students homework, quizzes, and other assignments online. I like that Canvas keeps track of the grades, allows me to grade written assignments online and make comments on them. I like the integration with Turnitin. Overall, I like Canvas and use it frequently.

Cons: Certain things like setting up quizzes are overly time-consuming. As an adjunct, I teach several sections of the same course and it is unduly complicated to repeat assignments, post videos, etc. for each section of the course.

Overall: It makes my job easier. I save paper. I can work from both home and the office easier. I have used other similar software, and Canvas is the best one that I have used.

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

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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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Practical design and simple to use in an app software

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Canvas has helped me in my career as a designer because it is a simple program that can also be used from the mobile phone thanks to its app, it has similar functions as other similar software but much easy and more practical to use. Although, Canvas helps me to carry out my work from my clients and who do not have time to wait, who wants a logo or a flyer instantly.
So, I can make a creative design, not so elaborated quickly but equally professionally for a client who has little time and budget.

Cons: The disadvantages is that some templates are paid, it is also that if you need more tools with this app you have to pay a better version. The other disadvantage is that it is so simple that many potential customers create their own designs.

Overall: The benefits of Canvas software is that it can be used from the my mobile. Also, it is have very simple and predefined templates which can be modified, allowed me to delivery my clients requirements, on the go and every single day.

Easy to use, easy to log on, easy easy

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how well organized and clear each category is. I can always find everything I'm looking for, and you can find it in several ways. I love that it separates by class, and by category. Submitting assignments is a breeze.

Cons: I don't like the extra blank categories that on the site. Teachers don't utilize every part available that would be super helpful, it would be nice to eliminate the parts that they aren't going to use so I don't get my hopes up.

I use this at Utah Valley University

May 02, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is clear and easy to use, has no ads, and is constantly improving. There have been multiple updates since I started using it a couple of years ago.

Cons: It has some issues with it freezing or crashing when trying to refresh the page. If you don't refresh it is usually fine but the refresh seems to trigger something.

I use this at Northwestern University

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I think the user interface for the mobile app is fantastic. It's incredibly easy to use, and is certainly on par with the computer-based experience.

Cons: My only concern with the app is that the refreshing process can often take quite a long time. I've also noticed that checking grades can occasionally be troublesome, as the pages do not update as consistently.

Overall: Easy access to school information.

Cool Design thats easy to use

Apr 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I lie that this software s really easy to use. The side bar makes it easy to navigate through if I want to check assignments or grades for a course. The curses are also listed on the side bar menu for easy clicking.

Cons: There is nothing that I do not like abut canvas. it is really easy and efficient to use and I would recommend it to others.

Being a new teacher this software has really helped me in terms of grading.

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to use for most of its applications. It's fairly easy to navigate and learn how to use certain features as you go.

Cons: Some features are a little less easy to navigate, and finding tutorials on how to use them (ie. setting up an ELO rubric).

good for my masters program

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I liked how everything for school was in one place. Uploading assignments and communicating with professors and students is easy.

Cons: Sometimes the system is down and it makes it difficult when assignments are time pending. However this problem is fixed quickly usually.

Overall: Ease of use for my graduate program.

I absolutely love canvas. It is convenient for students.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how I can easily access and view my grades. I also have access to all my assignments wherever I go.

Cons: What I dislike is that teachers do not utilizes the full potential of the website like they should.

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Allow make ingenious teaching and learning

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With Canvas we can evolve the integration of the contents and to makes its exposition in atractives and diversity forms. This is the more funtionality, ease of use and flexibility program that the teachers and students cuould wish

Cons: For our Canvas is perfect. We have short time use it, but until now, this makes much easier, versatile and fast the learning and remind of the information.

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Excellent online platform for learning, complete and useful.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: At the administrative level it can be a bit complicated at the beginning, it will cost you since the learning curve is a little high since you get lost among so many functionalities, but when you master it you will create courses at the level of the best universities in the world.

Overall: 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.

Construct the most productive way of studying with Canvas

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The thing that I like the most is an ability to choose, I can allow my students to study through materials of this system or add my own learning materials created by our professional teachers, I can also combine them to reach the best effectiveness in the studying process. The idea of studying through technologies instead of all these books and stuff like this is what I can call the 21st century. In addition to this, if you refuse from their materials at all, and want to teach your students only through your materials, so you can do that even without payment! (but still get this platform)

Cons: I believe that this learning management system is a bit complicated. I mean that there are probably too much functions, from one side it is even good, but sometimes you can just be confused with all these things that you have there, so maybe it can be reasonable to create two versions of this system or something like this.

Very thorough designed LMS packed with features and nice UX

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Canvas is a great product for serious educational organizations. It's full of features that create an excellent user experience for each of the teacher, TA's, students, and admins alike. One of the great pros that are missing in many basic LMS's is the ability to create rubrics. It's been adopted by an uncountable number of schools and universities due to its featurefulness, flexibility, and ease of use

Cons: Sometimes it requires a bit of a learning curve, especially for the admin. Also, customizing it is not as easy as using it

Overall: I believe that Canvas is the absolute goto LMS for medium to large scale educational institutions

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It is a new interface that I have started using since the past couple of months which needs to impro

Apr 20, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: All the important notifications are super-quick. Almost within the first five minutes of the post.

Cons: Some the recently uploaded files are not always available that quickly. It needs about a week I think.

Overall: The statistics about certain things are really cool.

Canvas is a great LMS and is easy for faculty to use.

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use of Canvas makes it a pleasatnt experience for faculty to use. The Canvas Guides provided excellent documentation.

Cons: The base Canvas product has limited built-in features compared to other LMSs (but there are so many 3rd party options available for integration).

It has been a huge help throughout college

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Awesome way to keep track of classes, tests, and assignments. I like that it is cloud base, so it is always accessible.

Cons: Can get very disorganized of not uploaded in order. I do not always get all my notifications. Sometimes pages do not show up immediately.

This software has been a great tool that helped me throughout my college career.

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Canvas is a great organizing tool. Some pros include the following: a calendar with due dates, to-do list, easy to use, tabs that is very easy to locate, the what if feature, easy to communicate with teachers, pleasing to the eye, has a mobile app, coming up assignment features, viewing files without downloading them, break down of your grade, and very simple. With this system, I did not have the need to buy a planner to write down all my assignments.

Cons: There is not too much I dislike about the system. Though the system is very organized, if the instructor does not put the files in an organized manner it can be hard to seek the desired files. In addition, there are some times where canvas can be very difficult to use as you have to click different features to get to the desired file. In addition, for the discussion page, it would be super helpful if the reply comments could be in a file with the original comment of the discussion board. In one class, we have weekly discussions and the students of that subjects has to write a powerpoint to explain a character that defines it and the student who did not create that has to write comments for it. At first it was not much but later became very hard to locate the different power point comments due to the immense amount of reply comments.

Overall: I was able to be more organized with my work for school. I am a forgetful person but with the reminders on the side of canvas, it helped me to complete the forgotten assignments. Another benefit was that I learn to time manage my work by seeing the work load I have that for that week. In addition, it also helped me to learn to plan ahead.

The very good solution for learning

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It is a great resource that makes it easy to organize everything related to my learners. Students have told me that they prefer this service over others, because it's a very organized platform, with a clean layout that allows for functionality and easy access. Also, Canvas works well over multiple platforms, such as desktop, tablets, and smartphones. With this service instructor has a good understanding of technology and can learn quickly, this is very important for people with no technical background.

Cons: One thing that needs to be improved is the time between when the situation on the site occurs and when notifications are sent. It seems that the day or two came when I did not receive a notification.

User friendly software that is an all in one stop for managing your learning

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is very user friendly. This software allows you to manage your classes all in one place. You can submit assignments, look at due dates, collaborate, and receive training and educational materials.

Cons: Though customization is usually a pro, customization can be a con when the person customizing the software does not know how to operate it. As a result, it sometimes can be riddled with frustrations.

Overall: One stop for all learning needs. High level of integrations that can fit virtually any educators needs.

Canvas is used at the largest college in Indiana

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I'm an adjunct at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana and the last time I taught, they were using Blackboard, and have recently transitioned to Canvas. I love it, it's super easy to use, has a great intuitive interface. I like that it's also drag and drop and has usable apps.

Cons: I don't like the convoluted sign in process and I think it costs the college a lot of money, which isn't good.

Overall: It makes teaching my class really easy.

Platform simplifying learning

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This platform is one of the easiest ways to turn your lessons into an online environment as a teacher. The program has a trial account, and in a few days you can understand that the program is right for you or not. The program took a lot of trouble and greatly facilitated the tracking of students' tasks. In addition, the program solves the problem of information management from class to house. All the needs for communication with students, the creation of modules, the input of assessments, the exchange of files is carried out using this platform.

Cons: I do not like this platform - it's impossible to fully connect to certain tools that can not create reminders for the student's calendar. Their service team did not provide us with solutions to many of our problems and did not react relatively.

Seamless Experience

Apr 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: One of the best components of Canvas is the ability to integrate a variety of media into the learning experience. Canvas is user-friendly for both the teacher and learner. It is a great resource that makes it easy to organize everything related to my classes. Learners have told me they prefer Canvas over others. Canvas works well over multiple platforms, on my Windows desktop, Mac laptop or smartphone. We use Canvas LMS for participants of our online program and for our employees. Also, it is so easy to build a course.

Cons: Navigation from one page to another can be inconvenient, sometimes you need to go up to find the menu. Often I start again from the home page to find a specific page or section.

I've had to use Canvas for school the past 4 years and it's been easy and quick to learn how to use.

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Due dates are found in an easy location. Dashboard has classes listed in an easy to access and maneuver location.

Cons: When having email notifications turned on, how many a day I receive. I would like it much better if there was an option to have less emails sent to me while still getting emails.

I use Canvas as a student nearly everyday

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how Canvas is organized by course and you are able to see clearly the outline of each course. I also like that you can see "what if grades" which allows you to type in an expected grade to see what you need to achieve your desired grade in each course

Cons: What I like least is that it is slow at times and customer support seems to take a while if there are any administrator issues. A lot of times what happens is that the administrator releases an assignment on their end but it never shows up on the student end

Canvas LMS is a great education tool in the for the digital age

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Keeps all your students data in one place. Easily accessible. Great mobile app. You can deliver great math tests online and get a detailed data analysis of the results.

Cons: Even though there is a free education account, it is limited. The non-limited account is pricey and your generally have to sign up under a school system or university.

Doing more with mobile ability

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Overall I think this is a great product that can use some refining to make it more intuitive for the next generation of student and teacher interaction. Once I was able to get over the learning curve of the product and be able to trust that it is helpful for scheduling important dates it is a good supplementary tool for lessons. It should by no means be used as a replacement for face to face participation. The discussion board needs a lot of work, I would suggest a rating scale like readit or buzzfeeed but even that might be hard because of the small pool of participants.

Pros: The product is helpful for keeping track of work progress, submitting assignments, sharing resources, reviewing grades, messaging teachers and the features continue. It has been a great platform to keep everything centralized and gain access to all of the class work that is populated by the professors. The customizable features are also helpful in regards to the potential of the software itself.

Cons: There are a few things that lengthen the learning curve of this tool and can hinder its effectiveness. One being that because it is so customizable, each professor uses it differently and that makes it harder for the student to know what is where when multiple professors are using it in different capacities. Second is less crucial but can be annoying and that is the notifications don't always disappear after you have read a message. Lastly is the point of customization, which I've also noted as a pro but as a con it can be difficult for discussion boards when the format to submit varies for posts.

Great software, good teaching tool

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can easily customize with my own modules, assignments and rubrics etc. the speed grader is really nice asset, as a teacher I can provide feedback to students as well. Everything is in one place for students, they can also access on tablets and phones thru the app.

Cons: I took this as a free trail, it did take me sometime time to learn the functionality of the software(we now have a subscription). I have seen some lapses I. Time with email and notifications that need to be addressed.

I used canvas as a student and as an instructor and both were easy to use and understand

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can organize material for students by "modules" so students can find what they need faster. The design of the program is user friendly once you figure it out

Cons: it's hard at first figuring out the layout of the program. the icons used to symbolize a certain category are not always obvious

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Easiest way to take your classes to an online platform

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is one of the easiest ways to take your classes onto an online environment as an educator. It is easy to use and work through. For newbies in e-learning, this is the perfect user-intuitive tool.

Cons: The layout leaves a little to be desired. I find the landing page a little bit overwhelming, especially with students who are new to using it.

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I use this to manage my very large classes

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that the system basically works. It does make grading large classes easier. Alerts-when they work are a great resource.

Cons: LMS systems always seem to lower the quality of the classes in general. Students rely too heavily on the content rather than developing learning skills. The biggest downside is that our admins are able to too easily add changes and do so frequently which makes the platform something that is constantly evolving and changing when in reality something that isn't changing would be better.

Canvas is a dynamic platform that allows collaboration amongst students and teachers.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Canvas includes a lot of features: Discussions, Grading, Student Based Grading, Online Submission, SpeedGrader, Annotation, Student Grouping, and lots of different other app integration. It is a plus taht many universities use Canvas as their learning management system as it prepares our high schoolers for the next level.

Cons: Customer service pretty much ends at the online community forum. I posted about an issue I was having and didn't get a response for about 6 months. Unless their is an expert in your organization that can help, you may be on your own. Canvas may do training when the software is purchased, I am unaware of the initial process.

Canvas is a Learning Managment System for all users

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Canvas is how responsive they are to their community of users. They have wonderful support and will actively work with clients on adding features together to improve the product.

Cons: What I least like about this product is the Ideas portion of their community site. I wish there was an easier way to look at past ideas when creating new ones.

Overall: With this software, you get the best customer service in the industry. They work 24/7 to help you use and understand the product.

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Manage your courses is very simple

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It is a very simple tool to use, it also allows you to manage your courses in the most practical and simple way possible

Cons: For people who are completely new in this world, it can be quite complicated to use software, however, learning does not take anything

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As a former Blackboard users, Canvas is a big step in the right direction

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Canvas has a much cleaner UI, with great features like being able to see what your grade would be given hypothetical scores for assignments you input.

Cons: It seems like notifications can sometimes lag. Often when I complete an auto-graded quiz, it takes some time before an email telling me my quiz was graded reaches my Inbox.

Makes keeping up with classes on my phone so much easier

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Canvas offers a mobile app that allows participation in class discussions, displays grades and upcoming assignments. When completing classes online having access to this info on my phone is tremendously helpful. The full desktop site is easy to navigate and offers additional functionality. Combined these resources help me stay in touch with my professors and keep my academics in good standing.

Cons: Overall I have no issues with Canvas. There was an update recently to the mobile app that resolved the one cosmetic issue I had. All in all great software!

Overall: Easy communication with professors and instant access to grades and assignments.

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It makes your job a lot easier when it comes to designing

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: its use is very easy. in the department we are happy for what this platform gives us. the diversity of predesigned templates gives you a notion of what is the way you should take, if you want to make flyers or billboards just simply choose a good template and start to work

Cons: they have a mobile application that we do not give much use because it is very limited it does not let you correct the templates

Overall: Advertising production has increased thanks to this platform, it saves us a lot of work

Canvas has provided us with an easy, usable interface for both faculty & staff to access courses.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Canvas comes with most of the funcationality that an institution would need, but it also allows you to integrate the data with your schools information system. Some of the integrations may take a bit of work on your part, but we have found that we can export data like attendance and the data is in an easily usable format for us to be able to import into our SIS. This is invaluable to a school.

Cons: Canvas can integrate with almost any system, and while we have been able to accomplish most of what we have needed, there isn't a lot of in depth documentation on how to do the custom exports and integrations. In many cases, you must really read between the lines in order to accomplish your goal.

Overall: Being in IT, it has allowed us to provided addtional funcationality for our students and faculty, as well as be able to import data to our SIS directly, which gives us a higher level of accuracy for things like grades.

I have been using canvas for 2 years now and it has been a very great platform for course management

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Simplicity in the UI and UX
- Visuals are clean and easy to see
- Navigation through the different courses are intuitive and designed for easy access to courses
- Group system in Canvas allows groups to essentially have a room for discussion, file upload, and other project management tools.

Cons: - Although for the most part the UI and UX is great, there some flaws such as the download and preview windows on canvas. Some student such as myself would like to mass download various files the professor uploads, however everytime you click on a file it opens up a preview window and from their you can download. So given 10 files, you would need to open up each individually and download them individually.
- Sometimes the site is unresponsive and occasionally bugs out so you need to refresh the site.
- Their is an app online, however if accessed through a mobile device without an app, the mobile website is not as intuitive as the actual main website.

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My experience with his software definitely could have been better.

Mar 29, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The thing I enjoy most about this software is the many customization options that allow me to customize the software to my specific needs within my classroom. I also am a big fan of the fact that I can easily access my files within the software at any time. The fact that a trial of the software is offered really allowed me to see if this was right for me and I really appreciated that aspect.

Cons: The biggest downfall of this software for me is the fact that it constantly crashes meaning that my items are constantly being deleted if they have not been saved at the time of the crash which can be very frustrating. I am also not a fan of the fact that it took me awhile to fully understand the app and it's features.

Overall: I was able to customize this software to my specific needs which allowed me to do whatever I see fit.

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Automated education within the reach of a click

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The service they offer is great, education does not end at the university, we always have to be in constant learning, going hand in hand with technological growth, always learning new things, they help you with this process, they have totally free courses in the cloud, always accessible to you, with daily updates that guarantee that you will always be offered first class education, that is maintained over time, with accessibility in any place where you have Internet, a unique tool that every person should have always present

Cons: It's hard to say that you have some against, when they offer a free high-quality educational service, but I'll try to globalize it a bit, for some people it may be a bit complex because it may be something new for them, but it's worth it learn and also the gap in access to technology, you must have your pc and access to the internet to use the tool.

Overall: Count on a free and quality educational service, always accessible from anywhere, where you can improve each day by learning a large number of courses that are available.

An excellent tool for academic purposes

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very effective tool for organizing and keeping track of classes, assignments, tests and more. The interface is very user-friendly making it an excellent tool for university students like myself. Addition of class discussions and keeping records of previous classes saved is very useful.

Cons: Despite simple and clean design, Canvas did not offer too many customizable options. And although not common, some professors misused Canvas to become a cluttered mess of redundant tabs and information. It would help if Canvas could offer recommendations for clean navigation for students.

Overall: Helpful for managing academic classes.

Setting up my classes was stress-free.

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to access the program from the school computer, personal computer and mobile device is great. Having the ability to upload audio, video, and documents is important.

Cons: As of today's date, I have not run across any issues accessing or using the software so I cannot comment.

For the online learner, this is a great and simple tool to keep yourself organized!

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As a visual person, I love the calendar tab which not only circles the due dates for me, but attaches colour coding to the course it's from. Everything is very tap and go.

Cons: If I was to create my own courses as an elementary teacher, I don't have the option without my school having a login. I wish it had easier access for those without membership.

Intuitive Interface for Students

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: As a student who has participated in the transition from my university's personal learning system to the canvas interface, I must say I am a fan. We would previously rely on several websites to complete functions that canvas has integrated into a single system. Professors are able to integrate "external" apps to meet their needs, such as iClicker registration, or integration of lecture podcasts with YuJa. I especially like the way grades are presented, with "what-if" functions and good representations of score distributions.

Cons: I am unfortunately not able to speak for how easy the software is for an instructor to use, but have heard some professors mention that it can be more complex due to all the possible features.

Canvas was a mainstay during my year of online classes. Flexible, convenient and easy to use.

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I have the flexibility to use the program on my laptop and on my mobile device. I'm able to complete my assignment, check messages and catch up on lessons from anywhere. The program is fairly intuitive and doesn't not come across as bulky or difficult to navigate. Very easy to interface with teachers and peers. Also, allows for audio and video, which is a necessity for online courses. Documents can also be uploaded.

Cons: Prior to the revision of the program, navigating from page to page, link to link and from class to class was a little cumbersome. However, the revamping has eliminated many of these problem areas.

Great way to keep academic classes organized

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Canvas offers a great way to keep our university classes organized, turn in assignments, share documents with students, and present a syllabus that's easy for students to reference and follow

Cons: If a document needs to be updated, teachers have to update it in 3-4 different areas in order for the right document to consistently show up for everyone. Sometimes pages don't show up when they're supposed to since there are multiple areas you have to click in order for the page to go live

Canvas is a great user experience, as long as it is set up well.

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Canvas is a great way to track all my progress and class information. Most of my professors notify the class via canvas, and the mobile app makes it a quick and easy check.

Cons: I have used canvas through multiple universities, and not all setups are created equal. You will need to spend time ensuring the user experience is seamless.

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Canvas creates a great portal for classroom management.

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Canvas makes it easy to manage students and multiple courses from the same environment. Over the last couple of years they've made great improvements to the UI.

Cons: The only thing I would say is that it takes a bit of time to become familiar with all the features. It's not the most intuitive piece of software, but once you figure things out it does everything you need it to do.

I've been using Canvas for three years for my online studies and I love it.

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about this software is that it is very easy to navigate (on a desktop or on the app).

Cons: I have not encountered any issues with this software, so at this time I do not have any dislikes about it.

Ability to customize is amazing!

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lots of options, grade book tools for our faculty. Easy to set up modules, and duplicate to for various classes without having to recreate a new module.

Cons: Service team at time is not very helpful or does not respond. Students have had problems trying to respond to messages through email, sometimes it can be a bit cumbersome, too many tools.

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Awesome tool for handling all courses I am enrolled to

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My university recently shifted to using Canvas for handling all courses. The tool is simple, well designed. All required things including scores, quizzes, discussion are easy to find and operate.

Cons: Setting up notifications is complicated. Hence, we miss some important notifications sometimes. Would be very useful if the notification settings is simplified.

Great learning management system

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We love this program, the app as well. It's treated us well the past few years that our students have been in college.

Cons: It was aggravating how the first week I had the app it kept asking me to write a review. I was able to eventually bypass.

A great learning management platform that our students love

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A clean and simple platform for students to learn. Great ability for instructions to easily upload, change assignments, customize their syllabus with minimal training. Students find it easy to use and helps in guiding instruction.

Cons: Customization is a bit limited. Ideal for universities who want Canvas to set the product with limited change.

Overall: Our university to have a platform to learn.

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Great LMS for creators and users

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very customizable for all content areas. The integration of Google and Youtube has been incredibly helpful when trying to create useful and interactive content.

Cons: You are only able to link one Google account when loading files, which has caused some confusion for instructional designers when there are multiple people building courses.

Overall: It is used with my institution as well as the local school district, so now it is seamless when students move from secondary education to higher education in Las Vegas. It is user-friendly for all stakeholders.

A little buggy

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Overall, this tool is cool. Help me stay organized for all my different classes of assignments, quizzes, etc

Cons: It can be a little bit slow, and hard to navigate between Pages

I don't really have too many complaints so overall, it's a pretty good product

I've been using canvas for a few years now and the accessibility and operation is pretty standard.

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of the classes i take at college require us to use this software, and to be honest it really is a great software. The tabs on the side which include the courses and grades make it easy to go through and find what you need. I also like how the program allows the user to change the grade and determine what is needed to get a specific grade in the class.

Cons: Im not that huge of a fan when it comes to trying to get out of a specific group that you are. I have been getting notifications from canvas from a group i was somehow added to a few years ago and i still continue to get updates from that group. Another thing i am not fond of in Canvas is how if i am sent a notification from canvas to my email, i have to go to canvas to see what was sent to me or what update there is in canvas.

Overall: It was really beneficial to me to use this software because our teachers required it and it was a great way to keep all of our classes in one place. Instead of going to different places to find out about your class and other information, it was easy to just log on to canvas and get updates from all of your classes.

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The best software to check grades and assignments

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love this software so much. I can see all my classes that I am currently taking and have taken already. The calendar view lets you know which assignments are coming up and when they are due. You can click on a class page and information will be provided to you as organized by the teacher. I always look at handouts and in class presentation PowerPoints. The teacher can also make quizzes online and timed/ un-timed. You can see how you are doing in the class and calculate your predicted grade easily. I love how I can see what the lowest grade I can get from an assignment to obtain a desired letter grade.

Cons: There is a learning curve with this software. Sometimes when I look up my school's canvas it takes me to a broken canvas login screen. Teachers often complain how they are limited to how they can customize their canvas page. Each teacher also does their canvas page slightly different so it takes some getting used to.

Overall: I can check my grades easily. I can also see what is due with the calendar option and plan out my week. I love how you can view all your classes and see your previous classes. I can look and download my teachers syllabus multiple times (because we students always delete that). I can also test my grades to see what the lowest grade I can obtain to keep my desired grade(A):)

While not perfect Classroom Management software, it at least earns a B+.

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -Easy, intuitive layout can be easily understood by both teachers and students.
-Home screen is well organized with classes, to-do lists, and upcoming due dates.
-Class windows are intuitive with learning modules, digital syllabus, and any other course materials provided by teachers/professors.
-Allows for simple digital assignment hand-in.
-Provides a calendar that consolidates due dates for all enrolled classes.
-Vibrant, color-coded organization system is pleasing to look at and navigate.

Cons: -Doesn't work well with all browsers (Safari and Microsoft Edge seemed to struggle significantly more than the likes of Chrome or FireFox).
-Occasional (and seemingly random) server maintenance leaves the entire program offline from time to time.

This is the new grading/class organization software for my school. It has some great functions.

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In the past I have used Blackboard and Moodle for my grades/school software but Canvas is what my school is switching too and the IT team has given us an orientation. I like the new software. It is simple to navigate and has a few great features. The calendar feature is fantastic and keeps students up to date on assignments and due dates. A must have for a scatter brain like myself that often forgets assignments. All I have to do is check the calendar and perform the assignments. Very easy.

Cons: The layout is nothing new. I'm not sure if the color schemes are customize-able, I would assume they are, but the one my school has chosen is a bit bland. It is a simple layout and besides the color scheme, which is over analyzing as it is, there is not much that one can not like about the software.

Overall: Organization and the ability to stay up to date on upcoming assignments.

Use canvas all the time

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use canvas daily. We have created online courses, quizzes, and modules as well as free form courses as resources. It is very easy to use and holds it all there.

Cons: The storage amount that we had ran out quickly, but now we just link to files held in google drive. The formatting is sometimes hard to figure out and you have to go in to the code to reformat.

Stay informed on your child's grades/assignments

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Get alerts when grades are posted, can view assignments, like to see my child's grade in relation to the rest of his class, also love to see what has been submitted online (videos, speeches made by my child).

Cons: Graphics are kind of old school (excuse the pun), could be a bit more intuitive with more drop down menus to navigate quicker.

Overall: I can keep up on my child's grades, assignments, and participation. I feel very connected to his teachers and his overall education.

A great way to connect online students and academic professionals.

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy way to manage your online classroom. Easy to see percentages of grades, upcoming assignments, and more.

Cons: If you need to take a test on mobile, you should be able to do so in a cleaner fashion. My quizzes on the mobile app often do not work, endangering my grades.

Overall: Using Canvas allows meto take online credits, freeing up my time for my career.

It's a great software- makes accessing information extremely easy

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use is fantastic. There are so many ways to use this software via discussion content, posting modules, tests, etc.

Cons: There are so many different ways to use it that if you're taking multiple classes it can be difficult to manage what teacher does what.

This is a really easy-to-use platform that gets any/all info out

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The information on this platform is fantastically organized. I can reach anyone as needed, do group work together, assignments, etc.

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A large improvement over blackboard and other learning software

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Canvas makes it very easy to keep different classes, assignments, and tests organized without feeling too overwhelmed.

Cons: The customer service was only sub-par. I had to call in because of a log in issue and was on hold for over 20 minutes.

Successful student planning

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to see all of my classes at a glance. It is easy to see where I stand in each course, what assignments are due next, updates from class discussions ect. I feel more involved with my classes because I can see what is being updated immediately. I enjoy the discussion features often used by professors. These discussions keep your mind on the subjects currently being worked on, so they stay fresh in your mind. All contact information for your classmates is available through the app, which is nice for when you need to borrow notes or schedule study groups. The calendar available is usually easily accessible, and contains all the important dates for the semester. I am constantly referencing the app to make sure that I have completed everything I need to, that there haven't been any new updates, and that I am aware of all upcoming tests and assignments.

Cons: Obviously the efficacy of the software depends on the diligence of the professors and administrators inputting information into it. On a tech level, it is very well designed. I have only noticed a few times that the app has been down, or that a certain feature isn't working.

Overall: Easy acess to my school courses which provided an overall better experience.

Easy to use

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Makes it easy to manage university courses. Uploading assignments, grading, announcements and what not.

Cons: There is a lot of room for improvement.

Ease of use

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use. The functions available are quite impressive. Simple to navigate, predictable. Great customer support

Cons: Super basic, lack of customization ability, limited learning options. Inability to customize menu items

Two different experiences: the computer version is great: 5*. I use an app, which is not that great.

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that my classes are available at my fingertips. The computer version is very easy to use, listing everything that's needed for a class. When an instructor uses it, it's easy to share files and check your grades.

Cons: The app is terrible! Limited instructions and options. I've given it many chances, but end up accessing it through my university's website online...which is excellent.

Canvas is great at organizing and correctly scheduling my homework and assignments.

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Canvas is how user friendly it is. It looks and feels very basic and easy to use but Canvas is also a very powerful tool.

Cons: There is not a lot I don't like about Canvas. It works great when my professors use it. The only problem I have with Canvas is when my professors don't know what they are doing.

Overall: This software saves my GPA. I know what my assignments are and when they are due!

Great Online Educational Management System

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that this software will track your courses that you are able to take. They are all in one place and easy to access.

Overall: Online courses tracked and progress monitored.
Because I use this software so seldom, it is often difficult to navigate. I eventually find what I need, but if I had more usage it would improve greatly.

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I use this for academic purposes, it is a great way for staff to share files and information.

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Canvas is the ability to send and receive files between students and professors. Professors can share as much or as little information and files as they would like. There is a function that some staff use to communicate the syllabus in a way that can be interactive to have the most up to date assignments.

Cons: The thing I like lease about the software is the functions that depend primarily on the professors discretion. The faculty can put as much or as little content on the site as they want. Too much information can become confusing. The modules function is too similar to the assignments function. Modules can be removed if there is no reason to differentiate.

Overall: I can use the grading feature to input a future grade to test the final grade outcome based on my own hypothetical grades. This is a useful feature.

We use Canvas for our students at Southern Union.

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The thing that I enjoy most about Canvas is that it is very easy to use and user friendly. Most instructors can figure out how to use this software on their own without receiving much training, which makes my job a little easier.

Cons: The thing that I like least about the Canvas software is that sometimes we encounter issues that occur that we don't have explanations for. They are however, easily resolvable so they aren't that big of a deal.

Decent, but a bit clunky

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software works decently for an online course. Materials were delivered solidly and consistently.

Cons: There were times I was confused by the organization issues in the user interface that seemed to be the fault of the software, not the course designer. Also, the instructor had issues trying to give me access to a portion of the class that had someone been turned off for me, weird.

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One of the best student produced apps!

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Canvas is a student produced app that has made it possible for students to have a greater advantage just as teachers using the app. There's an option to alter your grades to give you an idea of what could be...provides access to producing different variables and possible results. I also enjoy the notifications I receive from the app and the options of which notifications I want to receive.

Cons: The Canvas app I did not like it at first after using BlackBoard for the last 4 years. It was an adjustment that I slowly became more open to. One of the things that I did not like when first using the app was the loading superhero panda..however, I was very happy to see that there was an option to be able to remove it.

Excellent. Easy. Simple. Glad my university switched to it

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The university I take online classes through switched to Canvas from Moodle. I find it very easy to use, very easy to communicate with instructors, easy to submit assignments, and communicate with classmates.

I am a student and teaching assistant and love this!

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy the software is for the students and how the information can be organized very efficiently.

Cons: I do not like how it can be difficult for teachers to begin to understand how to use the software, definitely need to train on it first.

Overall: This has helped improve my grades because it keeps me alerted and aware.

I am a college student graduating this may ; when I first started college we were using a different LMS.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is the perfect platform to keep students from falling in the cracks and allowing professors to teach in several different mediums. Resources can be abundant, and eText integration is a life saver.

Cons: The product is great overall, but professors often underuse the product. I worked in IT support for the university, and the only time we had issues with canvas had to do with outages, a necessary happening for product improvement.

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I have used Canvas as both a student and instructor for a variety of classes.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The organization and communication capabilities of Canvas are much better than other products I have used for online education. The ability to directly send messages to groups or individuals helped me a ton. Having all your literature, articles, graphs, and so on in one place was very useful as well.

Cons: I don't have any negative opinions about this software. As with so many pieces of software, my biggest frustration was that other people didn't seem to like to use it.

Overall: Well it helped me get two masters degrees so that's nice.

Canvas is good, but it could be better

Mar 01, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Canvas has its positives, it's a lot better than the software that it competes against, and it is generally rather clean and easy to use.

Cons: It can be rather slow, and inefficiently use space. Certain preferences and settings (such as calendar selections) randomly go away. Sometimes you do things you did not mean to do as a result of the design of Canvas.

User- friendly, flexible.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Having used two other products before canvas this is by far the most user friendly. It interfaces easily with other apps, the phone app is great for students, and if you are willing to work in html code it is very flexible.

Cons: Math pallet could be expanded. I have had some issues with creating quizzes with imported pictures and the groups function is not that intuitive to set up but is very easy from the student side.

Fantastic, easy to use system that keeps me organized

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how easy it is to manage all my tasks. It's extremely easy to keep track of when things are due, scoring, progress etc.

Cons: It's not an all in one platform. I only log in when I need to check the status on something. I would love if there were better resources to take notes etc.

Overall: Tracking, organization, better managing tasks. This platform helps me stay on the ball and know important deadlines and metrics.

Designing and teaching online graduate courses.

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It makes complete academic sense, is easy to use, and easy for the students to learn. The online help is extensive and includes help in may ways: live online/voice help 24/7, community answers, and an extensive library. The best part is the conference system. Student groups can have their own video conferences any time, and meeting with faculty for office hours, meetings, or class. After designing/teaching courses in 6 LMSs over 20 years, this is by far the easiest to use and the most flexible. Creating modules is straightforward and arranging the modules is easy. I have use the same material for 8 and 15 week courses and the rearrangement (if needed) is easy.

Cons: Would like to see: testing analytics in the LMS and numbering of students in the course list and grade book.

Canvas is amazing!!! Way better than the competitors.

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Love canvas!

Pros: I have used blackboard and canvas and canvas is awesome. It works well and it is simple and easy to use. I love using it for school.

Cons: I don't love how some teachers use it. Sometimes in the collaboration section there can be a lot going on.

A student's biggest tool

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software helps when keep track of all my online classes by keeping them organized, notifying me what assignments are due and easily letting me submit them. If I ever have a problem, I can easily contact my teachers through canvas as well.

Cons: Sometimes Canvas goes down or "offline" which can be stressful if you have an assignment due that night.

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Great way to keep track of al your school assignments.

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: One central spot to view and submit homework for your school. Great way to stay communicated with classmates and teachers. An easy way to stay organized with all your assignments and never miss a due date.

Cons: Unless the administrator makes changes to their Canvas, their can be unnecessary buttons and junctions.

Very easy to use, flexible interface

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: This software can be used on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. The app is very easy to use and a majority of the features on the desktop site are available within the app. When using a mobile browser you don't lose any of the features either, and it's still well proportioned.

Cons: Within the mobile app or a mobile browser it's not as easy to view feedback on a document, but this is mostly due to limitations on available download types (downloading a word doc without office on your phone for example). There aren't any glaring cons that for this software that I've found though.