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Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that students and instructors use throughout the semester. Available for both K-12 and higher education classes, Canvas allows students to participate in online discussions and complete assignments for a variety of classes that they are enrolled in. It is used by over 3,000 universities and school districts globally.

Canvas is a product of Instructure, an education technology company. This platform comes with gamification features such as levels or points for completing assessments, instructors can track attendance, there are live chat features for virtual office hours and more.