Canvas is a Web-based learning management system developed by Instructure. It is designed for kindergartners through 12th graders and college students. Canvas works by integrating the tools that students and teachers use into a cloud-based application that any standard Web browser can access.
Users can also access Canvas on iOS and Android apps, or through mobile Web browsers on smartphones and tablets. Some of the tools available on Canvas are online assignments, chat, Web conferencing, quizzes, notifications, discussions, collaborative workspaces, speed grading, assignment calendars and course creation. As of 2015, more than 1,600 educational institutions around the world use Canvas to connect teachers and students.