Canada’s Largest Art and Design University Leverages Canvas Open Source for its LMS

OCAD U evaluated five different learning management systems last year including Desire2Learn, Moodle and others. It conducted focus groups of faculty and students, and it found that 100 percent of the respondents felt Canvas is a significant improvement over the university’s home-grown system and significantly better than other open-source learning management systems. After running a specially designed hybrid course and a handful of primarily face-to-face courses as a Canvas pilot, the positive feedback led OCAD U to select Canvas Community Version.