Canvas by Instructure

Posted on by Brandon Klein

t’s simple. The best tools are the ones that just work. The best customer service is the one you never (or rarely) have to use. The best technology knows it’s a means to an end and behaves accordingly. That’s why at Canvas we keep it simple. We believe in easy-to-use, intuitive features that simply do what they’re supposed to do. It all comes down to our core goal: to make teaching and learning easier. You can have the sexiest, most cutting-edge features in the world, but if they don’t make teaching and learning easier, then what’s the point?
Learn more about how Canvas can help you:

Save Time and Effort Engage Students
Less time. Less effort. More awesome.

Canvas demands half the time and half the effort while giving you and your students twice the awesome. (All numbers are unscientific approximations. After all, how exactly do you measure awesome?) It’s our goal at Canvas to make teaching and learning easier and part of that is wasting less of your time and effort trying to get your LMS to do what it should just do.
Canvas App Center

1-Click access to LTI Tools.
Graphic analytics reporting engine

Canvas Analytics helps you turn rich learner data into meaningful insights to improve teaching and learning.
Integrated media recorder

Record audio and video messages within Canvas.

Connect each learning outcome to a specific goal, so results are demonstrated in clearly measurable ways.
Automated tasks

Course management is fast and easy with automated tasks.
Notification preferences

Receive course updates when and where you want—by email, text message and even Facebook.
SpeedGrader annotations

Preview student submissions and provide feedback all in one frame.
Ease of use

A familiar, intuitive interface means most users already have the skills they need to navigate, learn and use Canvas.
iOS and Android

Engage students in learning anytime, anywhere from any computer or mobile device with a Web-standard browser.
User-customizable navigation

Canvas intelligently adds course navigation links as teachers create courses.
RSS Support

Pull feeds from external sites into courses and push out secure feeds for all course activities.
Download and upload zip files

Work in Canvas or work offline—it’s up to you.

Grade assignments in half the time.