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Based on thousands of user reviews, G2 Crowd has found that Canvas is the best performing VLE on the market.

As one of the top business software review platforms, G2 Crowd leverages more than 450,000 user reviews to drive purchasing decisions. With unbiased ratings being a top priority, G2 Crowd manually verifies each and every review to ensure authentic data from qualified users. 


G2 Crowd ranked Canvas significantly higher than competitors including Blackboard, Moodle and D2L. Canvas trumped the opposition across a broad range of metrics including ‘Ease of Use’ and ‘Quality of Support’, and was also identified as a firm favourite when it comes to customer satisfaction. 

87% of Canvas reviewers said that the software was easy to use, compared with just 77% of Blackboard customers, and 88% agreed that it met all their requirements of a VLE. Among the 7 key metrics, the G2 Crowd study asks users not only where they think the VLE currently stands but also whether it’s headed in the right direction. User feedback proved consistent with Canvas’ trajectory in becoming the VLE industry leader.


Canvas is used by institutions of all sizes across the world - from small tutor groups to international institutions serving thousands of students. It’s flexibility and ability to scale is crucial in making it the right choice regardless of an institution’s size or growth ambitions.

G2 crowd users were impressed by Canvas’ ability to prepare students for the world of work and promote CPD. The VLE, which you can try for free here, “is great to use for professional development” according to one impressed user, who also used Canvas as a tool to provide training to adults in the workforce.

Canvas was praised by educators for its versatility as well, being described as “one of the most helpful platforms for teachers and students of all ages”. Its simplicity also proved incredibly popular with users, with one reviewer writing “the clean UI prevents me from forgetting anything”. 

For Canvas, our users, and their views, are far and away our most powerful proponent. And we believe that educators benefit from listening to the experiences of others when buying technology - the authenticity of a peer review is far more compelling than sales literature from a vendor. 

The VLE market is crowded, so tools like this really help institutions as they look for the technology that’s right for their needs, supports pedagogy effectively and is a good use of their (often limited) budgets. We provide our users with a VLE that significantly improves teaching and learning, and we are proud that the G2 Crowd reviews reflect this. 

“I've used Blackboard, Sakai, D2L and Canvas, and Canvas blows the others out of the water. Love it.”

G2 Crowd Reviewer

“Canvas is easy to use which allows teachers to concentrate on pedagogy”

G2 Crowd Reviewer

Visit the G2 Crowd website to read more Canvas reviews.


Keep learning,

Joanne Patterson
Marketing & Communications Director, EMEA, Canvas