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Canvas LMS, The World's #1 Teaching and Learning Software

Canvas LMS solutions for school and beyond.

Canvas LMS is built to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, from the littlest learners to college faculty to business leaders. Learn more about how Canvas works with your institution.

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For Students

If you're an existing student trying to log into your school's Canvas account, this is the way.

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For K-12

With its integrations for all your favorite K-12 apps, our Canvas products help you create a custom learning environment.

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For Higher Ed

Our solutions make educators more effective and students more successful both in school and beyond.

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For Corp Edu

To work is to learn. But when work takes extra learning, our tools make it extra intuitive.

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.

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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.

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Attention, please: Captivate and collaborate with video content

Turn passive observation into meaningful interaction that stands up to distractions with this intuitive video platform.

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Choosy Schools Choose Canvas

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  • California Community Colleges

We Choose Great Partners

CUSTOMER STORY

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.

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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

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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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Ready to see Canvas in action?

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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.