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What are the advantages to using Canvas for an LMS?

For Faculty

  • Clean interface - Canvas's straightforward, simple architecture lets instructor content be the focus.

  • Easier building experience - Canvas is easy to navigate, so instructors can build courses easily and consistently.

  • SpeedGrader - This tool makes grading assignments much easier, enabling instructors to give students more thorough and efficient feedback.

For Students

  • Mobile app - 50 percent of student respondents indicated they used a mobile device to access Canvas, and that the ability to use Canvas on a smartphone or tablet was a significant advantage.

  • Grades - Students can include hypothetical grades and view their final grade percentage throughout the term.

  • Simplified collaboration - Students can take a proactive approach to group work, sharing documents and hosting discussions all within the LMS.

  • Calendar - This tool helps students stay organized, displaying assignments and due dates across all active courses.