70 – Canvas

Up 17 places this year

Canvas is a new style 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

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 18

Past Overall Rankings
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 10 Tools in 2019

“I have used many learning management systems (LMSs) in my day. Canvas is by far the best I have ever used. As the name suggests, it can be a blank canvas for an educator to create a dynamic environment for students to engage in. But it also has enough built-in structure to be easy to use and maintain consistency between classes. It also has an app center that lets you bring in other applications to use within Canvas (like Quizlet, mentioned above).” Bonnie Stachowiak, Assiatant Profressor, USA https://teachinginhighered.com/2019/07/16/top-10-tools-for-learning/

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

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

“A robust LMS to host anything from robust academic content to bursts of microlearning or threaded discussions” Manager of Product Development, USA

Previous comments

“My students find and post assignments and obtain feedback, all in one place that is canvas” Rose Ngacha, Primary/Secondary Teacher, USA, 2016

“A user-friendly course management system for the 21st century – with a clean, modern, uncluttered interface.” 2015