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More Features, Fewer Limitations

Canvas LMS is the clear choice over D2L's Brightspace, read on to learn why. 

The Instructure Learning Platform is head and shoulders above the competition. 

You want a next-generation LMS that elevates teaching and learning on your campus. Canvas LMS is the true market leader in North America, serving more colleges and universities than any other LMS and ensuring that over 30 million students have access to education, anywhere. Choosing a partner that will help you reach your institution goals is key - for every student and every educator, everywhere. Don’t be fooled by false claims and misinformation, Instructure is the partner with a proven track record of success.  

Hear from your peers who have switched from Brightspace to Canvas and rave about the improved experience

  • “Using Canvas is a much faster experience than D2L. I am able to get the same work done in much less time which is really important especially in these demanding times. I don't have to sit and wait for the next page to load […].”

  • I have greatly appreciated the ease with which Canvas integrates with all of the other online tools I use. It is much easier to reach my pedagogical goals on Canvas than it has been on D2L,” PSU Faculty Piloters

  • “According to OAI’s LMS Transition Report, three other colleges that recently switched from D2L to Canvas reported a 50% or greater decrease in support tickets after their switch.”

  • When instructors were asked the general question: “If you had to choose between teaching with D2L or teaching with Canvas, which would you choose moving forward?” 100% of respondents chose Canvas over Brightspace.

Choose the clear market leader 

For over a decade, colleges and universities of all sizes have been choosing Canvas LMS and staying with Canvas LMS. Check out these stats: 

  • More than half of all research institutions in the US choose Canvas 

  • 13 of the top 20 community colleges choose Canvas 

  • All IVY League schools choose Canvas 

  • 9 of the top 10 US colleges and universities choose Canvas 

  • 9 of the 10 top global business schools choose Canvas 

  • 13 of the top 20 US medical schools choose Canvas 

  • And even Canada’s R1 Universities are making the switch... 

Join the largest, most active community in education

There are more than 30 million users on the Canvas platform. But perhaps what we are most proud of is the more than 1 million members in the Canvas LMS online user community sharing over 120,000 learning objects in Canvas Commons community boards. The #Canvasfam is global, dynamic, and the most active community in education. Open the door for your faculty to the most impactful community in higher education in the world. 

Experience the benefits of unparalleled openness, accessibility, and support 

  • Cloud-native architecture with high reliability and unparalleled uptime at 99.99% provides a second to none learning experience 

  • Canvas is designed to be mobile first and is the #9 educational mobile app in the world with over 34 million downloads, allowing your students to keep learning wherever they are and in ways natural to them 

  • Canvas LMS is third-party certified WCAG 2.1 AA, not self-certified like our competitors, ensuring every student has access to the courses that will propel them forward 

  • Our 24/7, US-based, Instructure employee support staff ensures that your team gets the guidance it needs no matter the time or day. We are supporting you every step of the way ourselves and not outsourcing our support systems overseas 

Let's chat about reaching your institution's goals together 

D2L’s Brightspace may have a large marketing budget, but there are a myriad of reasons Canvas LMS is the leading LMS in North America - superior product, support, and community. Your educators and students deserve the best. Contact us to learn more.