One Educational Technology Platform. Countless Teaching & Learning Possibilities.
Canvas is the learning platform that lets schools and districts scale successful teaching practices, creating more time, more opportunity, and more student success.
What's an LMS?
An LMS is a learning management system. Here's what that means, for those who are nodding blankly (don't worry, you're not alone). A learning management system, or LMS, is:
- A software solution that simplifies teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers and students use in one cohesive, accessible place.
- An Edtech tool where students can track their performance, manage their tasks and assignments, interact with teachers and classmates, and more.
- A superhero-style edtech tool belt for teachers—it helps them grade, give feedback, measure outcomes and mastery, communicate with students and parents, and—you got it—much more.
The Canvas Learning Ecosystem
The learning management system is a cornerstone of the well-connected digital classroom. But Canvas is more than just an LMS. It's a reliable, open, awesome teaching and learning environment, made up of several cooperative educational technology software solutions. Together they can help you create, analyze, develop, and scale the best possible educational experience.
Bring Your Friends: Canvas Integrates With Everything
LTI. Open API. Device agnosticism. Interoperability. If you're still reading, you've passed the hard part. The easy part is using your favorite tools (YouTube? Flipgrid? Office?) within Canvas. Go ahead and ask Alexa (Alexa integrates with Canvas, too).
“Canvas was nearly perfect. We're a Windows school, and we have Google Apps for every sixth grader and up, and Canvas integrates with both of those seamlessly.” —Matthew Hapke, Network Administrator, Penn Harris Madison School District, Indiana
Make the Switch: Migrating to Canvas
North Carolina made Canvas its statewide LMS. So did Utah. Schools all over the world have migrated hundreds of thousands of courses to Canvas and not only lived to tell the tale, but found the experience to be quick and seamless. Short story shorter: Our migrations work.