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Canvas was named the best K–12 course or learning management solution of 2018 as part of the annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are the companies producing the most innovative Business and Education technology products across the country, and around the world.

"At Canvas, many of us have served as educators and we know how important it is to empower teachers, students, parents and district administrators to focus on the core elements of learning that lead to student success," said Hilary Scharton, vice president of K–12 product strategy for Canvas. "We're thrilled that our efforts to continuously innovate in the K–12 classroom have been recognized by such a distinguished organization as SIIA."

Canvas is a powerful educational tool that saves teachers, students and parents time and effort to make teaching and learning easier. It is adaptable, reliable, customizable and crafted to be used by early learners all the way through graduation.

"I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2018 CODiE award winners. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs." said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco. Forty awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals.

A SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor as each award winner was first reviewed by expert judges including educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.