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What is so great about Canvas?

There are many reasons Canvas adoption continues to grow within Higher Education. Canvas is dependable, rich with features, and intuitive. Canvas can be integrated with university systems and data sources, and with relevant third-party applications. Canvas has demonstrated that it can meet the high-level requirements in terms of usability, accessibility, learning tool integration and mobile use.

Here are some reasons why instructors will love Canvas:

Simplified gradebook

The Gradebook helps instructors easily view and enter grades for students. Grades for each assignment can be viewed as points, percentage, complete or incomplete, GPA scale, or letter grade.

Learn more about Canvas' gradebook

Canvas Gradebook - spreadsheet view

Convenient Feedback Tools

The primary tool that instructors use for grading is called SpeedGrader, and it can be used to give students feedback (text as well as audio/video comments) on any assignment, online quiz, or graded discussion. Annotation tools are also available for file submission assignments.

Learn more about SpeedGrader

Speedgrader - Document viewer with annotation tools

Insightful Analytics

Course analytics will prove useful in determining how students react to course activities; seeing which students are at-risk and need help; and viewing how effective your teaching strategies are with students.

Learn more about Canvas course analytics

Course analytics charts & graph view

On-the-go Access

The Canvas Teacher app allows instructors to manage certain aspects of their course, communicate with students, and grade assignments from Android and iOS devices.

Learn about the Canvas Teacher app

Canvas - Phone and tablet view

Even more reasons to love Canvas: