What Is Canvas?


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Canvas is the world’s fastest-growing learning platform for K–12 and higher ed. Why? Because it makes teaching and learning easier. And it’s more than a platform. We like to think of Canvas as a learning ecosystem—it streamlines all the digital tools, services, and content that teachers and students love, for a simpler and more connected learning experience.


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Canvas Is Open, 24/7

Canvas is committed to innovation—not just on our side, but on yours. Our software is built on an open-source platform that lets you customize, integrate, and innovate as far as your imagination allows. And with 99.99% uptime, the fun never has to stop.

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Canvas Is Intuitive and Easy to Use

Every component of the Canvas platform, from the learning management system to the interactive video solution, features a clean, intuitive interface and easy-to-use tools for more engagement and collaboration.

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The Canvas LMS Is Adopted Faster & Deeper Than Any Other LMS

Canvas is not only intuitive, it’s easy to scale, meaning users can quickly make big impacts on education and start sharing them across classrooms, schools, departments, and districts. Canvas customers regularly see 90%+ adoption rates in a matter of months.

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