Yes, you can with Canvas.
You can make education more engaging. You can have all of your essential teaching tools in one place
You can provide equitable access and instructional continuity to every student. Everywhere. Every day. All in a simple, intuitive interface—with Canvas LMS, the open, extensible learning management system that amplifies everyone’s awesomeness.
Class up your course catalog and make registration a snap
Promote course offerings to the public, organize professional development internally, and simplify registration with your own custom-branded storefront.
Recognize student achievements (and your own) with digital badging
Grades. Degrees. Resumes. All nice to have. But really: What badges have you earned lately? Track skills and boost engagement with digital badging.
Attention, please: Captivate and collaborate with video content
Turn passive observation into meaningful interaction that stands up to distractions with this intuitive video platform.
Choosy Schools Choose Canvas
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- Broward County Public Schools
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- Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Schools
- California Community Colleges
We Choose Great Partners
“A common LMS allowed our students to focus less on learning the tool and more on their education from elementary to high school to college and beyond.”
State Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Wyoming Dept of Education
Creating Consistency with Canvas
Find out why the University of Wyoming System chose Canvas as their partner in creating an engaging digital learning environment that sets students up for success, from K-12 to higher education.
FREE FOR TEACHERS
Start Using Canvas Free-for-Teacher
Canvas Free-for-Teacher has the essential features and functionality of Canvas LMS, even if your institution is not a Canvas customer. Whether you're delivering courses or want to get to know basic Canvas features, you can leverage the power of Canvas at no cost for your teachers and students.
Create content such as assignments, quizzes, discussions, and video conferences
Leverage the Canvas mobile app suite
Integrate with third-party applications
FEATURES AND INTEGRATIONS
Digital tools that play nicely with others.
Canvas products are outfitted with smart, intuitive features that will help take learning to the next level. And then there's the integrations! The Canvas API links right up with all your favorite apps and tools: G Suite, Microsoft Teams, Adobe, and hundreds more, in one centralized learning hub.
Heaps of helpful features
Hundreds of integrations
All inside Canvas products
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Frequently Asked Questions About Canvas
Is there a free version of Canvas LMS to try out?
Yes, Canvas LMS offers Free-for-Teacher, providing basic functionality to students and teachers to explore courses and learn basic Canvas LMS features. Educators can deliver courses, create content, and personalize learning with Mastery Paths, Outcomes, and standards-based gradebooks. Users can also utilize Canvas mobile app suite and integrate external applications to its free Canvas LMS version.
Can students use Canvas LMS for free?
Yes. Canvas LMS is 100% free for students. You can access your free Canvas LMS student account if your school uses Canvas or through a free (non-school-associated) Canvas LMS account. Students can log in to their learning management system account by clicking here.
How long has Canvas LMS been around?
Canvas LMS was launched in 2011 by Instructure. In 2012, Instructure began offering open, online courses for everyone, everywhere. It soon became the leading learning management system, unseating the most popular LMSs in the educational industry.