47 – Canvas

UP 23 places in 2020

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 26

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

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

Comments from some of those who chose Canvas as one of their top tools

“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.

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