Why Canvas? Canvas screenshot

We believe Canvas has distinct advantages and we encourage faculty to explore its features and to consider using it for their courses.

Canvas offers

  • a clean, intuitive design
  • course modules to make it easy to organize content and assignments
  • learning outcomes to connect coursework with competencies
  • SpeedGrader for quick entry of feedback and grades
  • course analytics providing a graphical overview of course activity
  • an open platform offering many third-party apps
  • continuous updates
  • dedicated Canvas support

What Georgetown faculty are saying about Canvas:

  • "The system is MUCH more flexible and fluid than Blackboard. I can make Pages of links more easily and faster. The gradebook function is also MUCH easier."
    - Professor Robynn Stilwell, Associate Professor, Department of Performing Arts

  • "We will eventually all move to this, have to keep up with technology. Some very exciting, useful features, including mobile app. Pretty seamless transition from Bb."
    - Professor Astrid Weigert, Teaching Professor, Department of German

  • "Overall, my experience with Canvas has been very positive. I like it, and my students seem to be satisfied with it too.
    - Louise Hipwell, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Italian

  • "The transition was fairly seamless, and it is much more intuitive to use than Blackboard. There are transition costs, but they weren't very high."
    - Professor Barbara Schone, Teaching Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy