72 – Canvas


A course management system that is adaptable, customizable, easy to use and mobile aimed at the education market.

Website instructure.com
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Online

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 57 2020: 47 2019: 70 2018: 87 2017: 91 2016: 67 2015: 37 2014: 78
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Canvas

“Canvas is our district’s Learning Management System (LMS). Students went here every day to access assignments and content, turn in assignments, and check grades. It serves as a class site of sorts and is very much my students’ “home base” for online learning.” Teacher, USA, 2022

“Both institutions for whom I teach moved to Canvas last decade, and I continue to like this LMS over others I have used (Blackboard, Bb Ultra, Angel).  Tying in to my next tool, Canvas is pretty customizable, and students like my consistent format.  I use weekly modules and have module pages for Preparation, Interactions, and Assessments, a variation of a model I have used for years based on the P-I-E format at St. Leo.” Britt Watwood, Academic, Canada, 2021

“It is the main LMS for the university that I work for. I use it almost every day of the week as a platform to ensure that both lecturers and student can perform their teaching and learning. I still think there are so many possibilities that I have yet to discover with using this LMS.” Seri Salina Zakri, Instructional Designer, Malaysia, 2021

“Canvas is a management system that supports online learning and teaching. It allows me to post grades, information, and assignments online. Recently my students used to write a storybook and a school magazine.” Majlinda Qosja, K12 teacher, Albania, 2021

“LMS system which provides a variety of organizational structure for online classrooms. Also provides built in tools, and provides many integrations with other services.” Science Teacher, 2020

“Best of all LMS” Tonya V Thomas, Principal/Chief Effectiveness Officer, USA, 2020

“Canvas clearly advanced past other LMS platforms including Blackboard” Professor and Software Entrepreneur, USA, 2019

“For depository of course notes, turning in assignments, grading assignments, creation of bulletin, forum, synchronous online learning” Adult Educator, Singapore, 2019

Quick Guide to Canvas 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Canvas for teaching, training, learning and development.

Canvas is a relatively new course management system used in schools, colleges and universities.

  • Canvas is made up of a set of highly integrated learning products that allow institutions to get all of the functionality they need and none that they don’t, so they can build a digital learning environment that meets their needs.
  • Canvas provides an extensive, open API, making it easy for third-party apps to plug right into Canvas

Further resources

More videos on the YouTube CanvasLMS channel

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