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 virtual learning platform that amplifies everyone’s awesomeness.

Class up your course catalogue and make registration a snap

romote course offerings to the public, organise professional development internally, and simplify registration with your own custom-branded storefront.

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Recognise 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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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 schools to higher education.



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 to 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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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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Is there a free version of Canvas LMS to try out?

Yes, Canvas LMS does offer Free-for-Teacher which provides basic functionality to students and teachers to explore courses and get to know basic Canvas LMS features. Educators can deliver courses, create content, and personalise learning with Mastery Paths, Outcomes, and gradebooks. Users can also utilise 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 virtual learning environment 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  Virtual Learning Environment, unseating the most popular VLEs in the educational industry.