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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

I have used multiple learning management systems and seen them mature over the past 17 years. Canvas is by far the easiest to learn. The interconnectedness of the tools makes it easy to differentiate work with students. I like the notification system and the options and flexibility each user has to customize it for their own needs. It is not cumbersome and does not require multiple clicks to get from one place to the other.

Karen Kaminski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education ; Chair, Adult Education and Training Specialization