Empowering Learners and Educators Everywhere

Our Mission:to promote openness and innovation in education.

To Canvas Network ‘open’ means:

  • Open entry and open access. Open entry for learners around the globe and continual access to course content after the course end date.
  • Open content. Open licensing options and content sharing to Canvas Commons where other instructors reuse, revise, remix, retain, and redistribute content.
  • Open platform and ecosystem. Open platform to integrate and innovate with third-party tools.
  • Open data. Open, de-identified Canvas Network data for researchers to analyze and synthesize.
  • Platform neutrality. Your course. Your goals. Your way. We provide the platform for open innovation and experimentation.

We are putting the ‘open’ back in ‘open online courses.’

Designers for Learning is a nonprofit with a service-learning mission. Students in our courses gain instructional design experience while developing open educational resources for important social causes. When we decided to take our instructional design course to scale as a MOOC, Canvas Network quickly became our top choice. Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, founder and president at Designers for Learning

After successfully hosting our first MOOC with over 1,500 students, we are thrilled with our decision to use Canvas Network. We had a flawless experience working with our assigned Canvas Network Instructional Design staff as we built and facilitated our MOOC, and we are excited to begin work on our next course offering. Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, founder and president at Designers for Learning

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Canvas Network provides all the ease and functionality of Canvas, the learning management system that makes teaching and learning easier for more than 18 million higher ed, K-12, and workforce users worldwide. Instructure built Canvas with open, adaptable, reliable, native cloud technologies that empower learning in every context.

Take a look at our progress reports to see how Canvas Network continues to expand its reach worldwide

Find out what lifelong learners, professionals, and the academically curious say about Canvas Network

This course is making my job more fulfilling. It's providing me with tools to enrich my work environment. Student from Caring Science, Mindful Practice offered by East Carolina University

I've already got all the academic degrees I care to have…but I'm still determined to get a better grasp of things. This course, specifically, helped me immensely. I am going to take another Vietnam course this fall at my local university, and I'm really well prepared to contribute to the learning of everyone in the course. Student from History of the Vietnam War, offered by Bowling Green State University

Thank you to our wonderful instructors who have so thoughtfully constructed this course. I was pleasantly surprised at how rich the resources were and how engaging the topics have been. Kudos! Student from 30 Days of TED, offered by Canyons School District

It's energizing to be surrounded by determined people who have overcome unbelievable obstacles to achieve goals. It stirs the 'wow, if they can do it, I can do it' thinking. Student from Advancing Women's Leadership: Own Your Story, offered by Bay Path College

Quite a learning experience about matters that affect global health that I, as a practicing physician never considered. An eye opener! Student from One Health One Medicine, offered by St. George's University

This course has been outstanding for my career. The knowledge that I gained is useful and I will apply it every time I have the opportunity. Student from Reading for Understanding, offered by WestEd

I have worked in online learning for over 20 years in instructional design and as a professor. This is one of the best developed courses that I have seen and taken. Canvas is also fabulous–wish all institutions used it! Student from Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners, offered by SUNY Empire State College

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