Beyond the lecture hall
 
 
Canvas is a cloud-based Virtual Learning Environment that makes teaching and learning easier.
Our tools are designed to be used online, on mobile and on tablet.
But most of all, they're designed to be used.

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Meet Canvas
Designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of modern students, teachers and institutions, Canvas is powerful, reliable and refreshingly easy to use. Watch the short introduction video and you’ll see what we mean.
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Made for educators
Canvas takes the pain out of planning courses. Easily embed audio and video, plug into LTI learning tools and broadcast to your students with one click. Rescheduling is a breeze too; just drag and drop in the calendar and students will automatically receive personalised mobile and social notifications.
 
Loved by students
With personalised notifications and web app integration, Canvas allows you to engage with students where they already hang out, on social networks and mobile platforms. And with real-time interaction and rich multimedia, you can keep them engaged, too.
     
Canvas makes teaching and learning easier
It’s not just a tagline; it’s a promise.
Cloud-based and user-focused, Canvas is the most open and reliable VLE available.
   
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CANVAS IS THE
VLE THAT ACTUALLY GETS USED
Canvas is best known for being refreshingly easy to use. So easy, in fact, that it gets adopted faster and deeper than any other VLE. That’s because it allows students and educators to engage with each other in environments they’re familiar with, like on mobile or via social networks.
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CANVAS ADAPTS TO YOUR NEEDS
Canvas is designed to scale to the abilities of its users. So you can choose to turn off features until you’re ready for them or extend and customise the learning experience with the Canvas App Centre. Powerful web apps and the latest LTI tools are just a click away, no technical support required.
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CANVAS IS THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT
We know reliability is key. That’s why we developed Canvas as a true cloud-native solution, and hosted it on industry-leading Amazon Web Services. With a 99.9% uptime guarantee, you can depend on Canvas being available when you need it.
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THE GREATEST RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
Because Canvas is so well adopted, the actual cost of ownership per user gives you the greatest ROI of any virtual learning environment.
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FASTER, BETTER, SMARTER

Canvas is more reliable, too.

RELEVANT,
USEFUL
FEATURES

 

Canvas is updated automatically, so new features find you. For everything else go to the Canvas App Centre and access the tools you need when you need them.

 

EASE OF USE

The power of Canvas comes from its simplicity. The interface is clean, intuitive and easy to navigate, which minimises frustration and ultimately makes teaching and learning easier.

App centre

Teachers can browse 130 education apps and install them with a single click. Powerful tools like Vimeo, Echo360, Prulu and QuestionMark can become part of a truly customised teaching experience.

Mobility

Learning happens everywhere. That’s why Canvas mobile apps for iOS and Android give teachers and students the tools they need for teaching and learning, wherever they are.

Integrated Media

With Canvas, teachers can easily include audio or video comments as part of a course discussion and when marking student work. All you need is a computer or mobile device with a microphone and camera and Canvas does the rest.

Faster Marking

With Canvas speed-marking tools, teachers can view, score and provide feedback on student submissions without tiresome downloads. And when they’re aligned with rubrics, outcomes can help improve teacher feedback – and inspire better performance.

Automated Tasks

When teachers create or update an assignment in Canvas, it automatically populates the syllabus, gradebook and calendar. With the Canvas files repository, even more time can be saved by easily sharing documents between courses.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CANVAS

Since switching to Canvas, the University of Birmingham has seen adoption rates soar, with 4,600 courses uploaded to Canvas in the first three months – more than had been available in previous years on the legacy platform. "The reception of Canvas has been very, very positive,” says Joe Berry, College of Social Sciences eLearning Team.

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