Canvas Information and Resources

Canvas Features

How does Canvas compare to other learning management systems?

For both instructors and students

Especially for instructors

  • Reliable student view
  • SpeedGrader tool for quick and easy online grading
  • Real-time graphic analytic reporting so instructors can easily monitor course and student activity
  • Rubrics tool for setting expectations and evaluating performance
  • Gradebook for easy input, organizing gradable assignments together for weighting, and customizable grading scheme

Instructor Feedback

One of my favorite features in Canvas is the SpeedGrader. This tool allows me to grade papers online, including making comments and changes similar to the “track changes” format in Word. It’s automatically saved and I can move between student’s assignments easily. I don’t need to download the assignment, grade it, and then upload back to the website; it’s all online.

Barbara Richardson
Associate Director of Assessment & Strategic Initiatives , The Career Center