The Canvas Learning Platform

Learning Without Limits

Canvas is a powerful platform for higher ed student success. It’s the open, reliable, extensible learning ecosystem enabling the just-right digital learning environment for educators, students, and institutions.

Canvas Has You Covered

Higher education is evolving, with ever-higher expectations from both educators and students. So it’s essential to enable a digital classroom that goes beyond the physical campus to keep students engaged with learning and support them in achieving their academic goals.

Reach students from anywhere.

Your students want consistent standards across courses—and to know their school is prepared for anything. Whether you’re all together in person or all over the place, Canvas keeps everyone connected, learning, and communicating with consistency.

One digital foundation for all

Instructional continuity

Mobility and accessibility

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Give them what they need to succeed.

Higher education looks different these days. And “success” means something different for every student. You need a system that enables maximum flexibility for learning styles and goals, and holistic support for every subject, so students are fully prepared for whatever comes next.

Constant engagement

Personalised learning

E-portfolios to showcase work

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See what’s working (and what’s not).

How engaged are your students? How much are they retaining? Use Canvas course analytics to focus your efforts, empower your teaching, increase student achievement—and give your educators and institution essential insights for success.

View robust dashboards

Turn data into action

Increase engagement

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Open up a can of Canvas.

These Canvas tools work together to enrich, support, and connect every aspect of teaching and learning.

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It all adds up to Canvas.

Canvas has worked long and hard for these grades.

#1 ranked

student and teacher apps


system uptime

6 million+

concurrent users—without a hiccup


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All the tools you need, connected to all the apps you love. In one platform.


Keep the facetime going strong with Zoom meetings in any Canvas course, module, or calendar.

Microsoft Teams

Meet with your classes virtually—right inside of Canvas—with the Microsoft Teams integration.

Google Assignments

Integrate Google Docs and Drive to distribute, analyze, and grade students’ work with the collaborative power of G Suite.


Invite the whole class to add threaded video discussions to Canvas courses with Flipgrid.

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One big happy Canvas family.

We didn’t become the #1 LMS on earth on our own. Meet the Canvas community: over a million of the most insightful, talkative, learning-loving folks on Earth.

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Ready to explore the Canvas ecosystem?