Stacking Canvas Up Against Other LMSs

Every couple of years Pillsbury holds a bakeoff competition where they give someone a million bucks for a really tasty recipe. Turns out, a lot of educational institutions do something similar when picking a new LMS. Call it what you will—a bake off, a comparison, a taste test, a cage fight, whatever. The concept is universal: stack the LMSs up against each other and see which one comes out on top. At the end of the day, the winner is the LMS an institution feels will work best for them. 

Stack of PancakesCanvas is yummy.

Every institution cares about slightly different things, so each comparison is a little different. Some care more about features while others care more about usability. Some want a few select things and others want it all. Regardless of what they want, we at Canvas love a little healthy competition. Maybe that’s because we have a pretty killer recipe.  

Rather than tooting our own horn (too late?), we want to share some of the results from other institutions’ comparisons—in their own words—so you can see for yourself how we stack up. 

These schools (and others) conducted independent LMS comparisons and documented their results in these detailed reports:

  • Edison State College: 80% of respondents agreed (or strongly agreed!) that they liked Canvas. Results.
  • Lower Columbia College: After piloting Canvas, 99% of instructors had positive feedback. Results.
  • Pasadena City College: The college’s LMS evaluation committee ranked Canvas highest in all categories. Results.
  • University of Washington: 79% of faculty said they would recommend Canvas to other instructors. Results.
  • And a whole bunch more.

Have you done an LMS comparison of your own?  We'd love to hear about it.  

Keep Learning,
Marc Maloy
SVP Sales