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Brief Description:

Canvas connects instructors and students and is used to monitor grades, manage active enrollments and assignment submissions, share course documents, facilitate message correspondence between students and instructors and contain course and institutional syllabus information for all to access. 


Target group

Canvas includes the following six standard user roles: Admin, Instructional Designers, Students, and Observers.

  • Participants (ideal): 10-1500 per course
  • Allow institutions to manage digital learning, educators to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning
  • Allow students to engage in courses and receive feedback about skill development and learning achievement

  Technical Requirements:

  • Supported Browsers:
    • Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari

  Computer Specifications:

  • Screen Size
    • A minimum of 1024x600. That is the average size of a netbook.

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows XP SP3 and newer
    • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
    • Linux - chromeOS

  • Mobile OS Native App Support
    • iOS 5 and newer
    • Android 2.3 and newer versions

  • Internet Speed
    • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments
    • Minimum of 512k
License / Cost
Several different license models
Link to Tool

Instructure Canvas


Additional format/references:

John, R. (2021). Canvas LMS course design. Packt Publishing Ltd.

Fernández, A. R., González, F. S., Merino, P. J. M., & Kloos, C. D. (2017). A Data Collection Experience with Canvas LMS as a Learning Platform. In LASI-SPAIN (pp. 109-123).

Canvas LMS YouTube Channel