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About Canvas

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) similar to Blackboard Learn.

Benefits and Features

  • Canvas is easy to use on both desktop computers and mobile devices via the Canvas App
  • Canvas has been designed with the learner experience in mind, giving students more and easy access to the information they need in a variety of ways
  • All users are on the same version of the software and upgrades are provided on an ongoing basis in an easy, seamless manner 
  • Improved performance and reliability. Canvas is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) which has a 99.9% guaranteed uptime and the ability to process more than a million requests per second with over 500,000 servers 

Additional Features for Faculty and Instructors

  • Better course analytics and reports
  • Clean and modern student/learner centric interface
  • Streamlined instructional workflows
  • SpeedGrading offers efficient grading and enhanced features, such as providing students with text or audio feedback 
  • Attendance Tracking Tool

Additional Features for Students

  • Custom notifications: receive course updates via email, text, and even social media 
  • Create and share audio, video, and more in collaborative student workspaces
  • Integrates with Google Drive so users can quickly share documents and files

Additional Canvas Resources