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With a modern design and intuitive interface, Canvas is improving education at City University

City University of Hong Kong is a school that focuses on technology in education and they wanted an LMS to reflect that focus. They chose Canvas because it is easy-to-use, has a modern interface, and it allows teachers to focus on teaching instead of wasting their time on a complicated LMS.

To learn more about City University's transition to Canvas, click here:

The most important question to ask when choosing an LMS is: will it get used?

Canvas is the LMS that gets used. Here’s the proof:

School duration before Canvas adaption rate before Canvas duration with Canvas adaption rate with Canvas
OXFORD BROOKES 10yr 32% 6mo 75%
KING’s COLLEGE LONDON 2yr 10% 18mo 62%
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC 4yr 52% 10mo 82%
  • 1Is it easy to use?

    Canvas is on the leading edge. The SpeedGrader, the ability to record audio/video while grading and the use of rubrics is worth the cost of the entire package! It saves me so much time grading.

    - Brenda Frieden, Pitt State

  • 2Does it do what teachers / students need it to?

    Canvas is way ahead of the curve on building a system that embraces today’s technology and knows where and how our students interact with that technology. My students love using Canvas, and refer to it as ‘Facebook for my class.’

    - Brenda Frieden, Pitt State

  • 3Does it provide easy mobile access?

    I think what really set Canvas apart from the rest for our instructors was SpeedGrader. When our instructors saw SpeedGrader, you could feel the excitement in the room, and when we told them it could be accessed on their mobile device…well let’s just say it took a while for them to quiet down.

    - Ryan Gladysiewicz, The College of New Jersey

  • 4Is it dependable?

    Our instructors have settled in to Canvas in just weeks after more than 10 years of using other LMS platforms. Our support calls have dropped to almost nothing and student/faculty engagement is at an all-time high…all for less than half of what we were paying the other guys. Thanks, Instructure!

    - Adam McGhee, Coordinator, Distance Ed,
    Southern Union State Community College

  • 5Does it make teacher/IT/administrator jobs easier?

    In fact, with how easy Canvas is to use, many faculty are exploring and using features and tools they’ve never used before, reshaping their pedagogical approach.

    - Tom Lewis, UW

  • 6Does it save time?

    I really like the flexibility and naturalness of Canvas. It seems very intuitive. I feel like Canvas is to our previous LMS as the iPhone is to an old rotary phone.

    - Brenda Frieden, Pitt State

Will it adapt to your needs?

Canvas is the 21st Century LMS. Flexible. customisable. Grows with your institution. moulds to your needs. Adaptability is in its DNA.


Canvas is open-from APIs to security audits, and from feature discussions to the open source software Canvas is built on.


Canvas provides an extensive, open API that we publish to the world, making it easy for third-party apps to plug right into Canvas, pull from its data, and push data back in.


We built an app centre to make it easy for institutions to experiment and adapt new technologies into their courses. Install them in a single click. No IT support necessary.


Who knows Canvas better than Canvas? Our in-house Canvas experts take the support burden off your hands, ensuring the speediest, most frictionless interactions.

Is it reliable?

Native cloud, Amazon Web Services hosted.

Amazon web services





SECURITY No other LMS has done so much to ensure their (and your) security. We conduct regular internal audits and even contract independent security specialists to perform and publish a public security audit.
SCALABILITY With Canvas, capacity scales automatically with demand with automated peak load management. So when you need us most, we’re up and ready to go.
UPTIME Since the very beginning, Canvas has featured a 99.9% guaranteed uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) to all customers. That’s the highest guaranteed uptime in the industry.
LOW-RISK Native cloud means no versions, no upgrades, no downloads, and no migrations. It all happens automatically, so there’s less risk, less to manage, and less downtime.

Why do schools love Canvas?

Saves Time + Effort

Wasting less of your time and effort trying to get your LMS to do what it should just do.

  • Canvas Commons
  • SpeedGrader Annotations
  • Graphic Analytics Reporting Engine
  • …and more

Engages Students

Engages students with personalised notifications, realtime feedback, multimedia content, and much more.

  • Robust Course Notifications
  • Profile
  • Audio and Video Messages
  • …and more

Lossless Learning

Combine the ease and efficiency of online learning with the magic of a face-to-face environment.

  • Canvas Polls
  • MagicMarker
  • Quiz Stats
  • …and more

Yet to be convinced? See what others are saying about Canvas…

Trusted by thousands of colleges, universities, school districts, and individual schools that enthusiastically use Canvas.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology City University of Hong Kong Utah State University Auburn University Edison State College BYU Hawaii University of St. Francis Westminster Brown University of Mary Washington

Demo / Trial

There’s no better way to learn how Canvas can revolutionise your institution’s learning environment than putting it to the test. We think you’ll love it.


For institutions located in Hong Kong, we can arrange a custom demo session on your campus.


Take Canvas for a spin with this free, two-week trial account preloaded with course content to help you hit the ground running.


Teachers, this one’s for you. Use Canvas for free to teach any class you want, for as long as you want, for free. For real.