Canvas vs Moodle vs Sakai Comparison

Decide on the best LMS to use by comparing all features and functionality of Canvas, Moodle and Sakai.

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User Satisfaction
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Pricing
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Pricing Model: Free Trial, Freemium, Subscription
Pricing Model: Free, Subscription
Pricing Model: Free, Free Trial, Freemium
License: Open Source
License: Free, Open Source
License: Open Source
Free Trial: Yes
Free Trial: No
Free Trial: Yes
To get pricing information for Canvas LMS you must contact the company. A quote for you and further details are available only upon request.
Overview
Customers: Public Administrations Small/Medium Businesses
Customers: Academic Freelancers Non Profits Public Administrations
Customers: Academic
Deployment: Mobile Application Software as a Service / Cloud
Deployment: Mobile Application Self-Hosted Cloud-based Self-Hosted System
Deployment: Desktop Application Mobile Application Software as a Service / Cloud
Platforms: Linux Mac Windows
Platforms: Linux Mac Windows
Platforms: Mac Windows
Browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox
Browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox
Browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox
Training: Documentation In Person Live Online Online Tutorials Webinars
Training: Documentation Online Tutorials
Training: Documentation Online Tutorials
Support: 24/7 Business Hours Live Online Phone
Support: FAQ Online Community
Support: Email Online Community
Supported Specifications: IMS LTI SCORM 2004 xAPI/Tin Can API
Supported Specifications: AICC IMS LTI SCORM 1.2 SCORM 2004 xAPI/Tin Can API
Supported Specifications: IMS Common Cartridge IMS LTI IMS QTI SCORM 2004 xAPI/Tin Can API
Features
User Accounts:
Add a new user Archive users Browse list of users Bulk User Actions Custom/Mandatory User profile fields Upload users
Activity Grading:
Course History Gradebook Gradebook audit trail Gradebook comments Manual Grading ("Marking") Multiple grading scales
User Authentication:
Active Directory/LDAP Integration Custom User login page Manual Accounts No login SAML2/API Integration Self-Registration Self-Registration w. Admin Confirmation
Course Categories:
Assign Courses to categories Create new Categories Manage Categories Priced Categories (Bundle)
Certificate Management:
Certification life-cycle Manage certification templates Predefined certification templates Unique Certificate by Course Unique Certification by Curriculum
Compliance Management:
Certificate expiration notifications Certification Expiration Management Due Date notifications Soft/Hard Stop Due Dates
Course Creation:
Assignments Engine Built-In Authoring Tool Can reuse PPTs, PDFs, Videos Changing Course default settings Consume online video content Course backup Options Drag & Drop Interactions Learning Paths (Curriculums) LRS Scheduling LIVE events Survey Engine Tests Engine Upload courses
Customization:
Mobile Learning Support Personalized views
User Enrollment:
Attendance Tracking Automated Enrollment (based on User data) Guest Access Settings Manual Enrollment Progress Tracking Self-enrollment Self-enrollment (with a PIN #) Survey enrollment (based on a response)
Course Format:
Course Discussions Gamification Format Learner Upload LIVE Chat Option LIVE Videoconferencing / Webinar Social Format Topics Format Weekly Format
Gamification:
Badge customization Badges Customize Gamification mechanics Leaderboards Levels Points Rewards
Interface Options:
Additional external pages Block Management Calendar Settings Language settings Location Settings Media embedding settings Multilanguage Support Ready-made Themes
Supported Learning Types:
Asynchronous Instructor-led Asynchronous Self-paced Blended Learning Synchronous Virtual Classroom
Mobile Learning Support:
Offline (disconnected Mobile app) Online (Internet connected)
Offline:
Support for offline access to content
Reports:
Automated Report Scheduling Canned Reports Dashboards and Graphic Reports Email delivery of Reports Exporting Reports in variety of formats Grading Report Settings Training Record Maintenance
User Roles:
Define roles Role Assignment System Permissions per role Teams and Team Hierarchies
Security:
Anti-spam Anti-virus IP Blocker Restrict registration to specific domains Strong Passwords
Shopping Cart:
Built-In Shopping Cart Shopping Cart as Plug-In
System Reports:
Automatic email reports in predefined intervals Custom reports generator Email notification settings Live Logs
User Accounts:
Add a new user Archive users Browse list of users Bulk User Actions Custom/Mandatory User profile fields Upload users
Activity Grading:
Course History Gradebook Gradebook audit trail Gradebook comments Manual Grading ("Marking") Multiple grading scales
User Authentication:
Active Directory/LDAP Integration Custom User login page Manual Accounts No login SAML2/API Integration Self-Registration Self-Registration w. Admin Confirmation
Course Categories:
Assign Courses to categories Create new Categories Manage Categories Priced Categories (Bundle)
Certificate Management:
Certification life-cycle Manage certification templates Predefined certification templates Unique Certificate by Course Unique Certification by Curriculum
Compliance Management:
Certificate expiration notifications Certification Expiration Management Due Date notifications Soft/Hard Stop Due Dates
Course Creation:
Assignments Engine Built-In Authoring Tool Can reuse PPTs, PDFs, Videos Changing Course default settings Consume online video content Course backup Options Drag & Drop Interactions Learning Paths (Curriculums) LRS Scheduling LIVE events Survey Engine Tests Engine Upload courses
Customization:
Mobile Learning Support Personalized views
User Enrollment:
Attendance Tracking Automated Enrollment (based on User data) Guest Access Settings Manual Enrollment Progress Tracking Self-enrollment Self-enrollment (with a PIN #) Survey enrollment (based on a response)
Course Format:
Course Discussions Gamification Format Learner Upload LIVE Chat Option LIVE Videoconferencing / Webinar Social Format Topics Format Weekly Format
Gamification:
Badge customization Badges Customize Gamification mechanics Leaderboards Levels Points Rewards
Interface Options:
Additional external pages Block Management Calendar Settings Language settings Location Settings Media embedding settings Multilanguage Support Ready-made Themes
Supported Learning Types:
Asynchronous Instructor-led Asynchronous Self-paced Blended Learning Synchronous Virtual Classroom
Mobile Learning Support:
Offline (disconnected Mobile app) Online (Internet connected)
Offline:
Support for offline access to content
Reports:
Automated Report Scheduling Canned Reports Dashboards and Graphic Reports Email delivery of Reports Exporting Reports in variety of formats Grading Report Settings Training Record Maintenance
User Roles:
Define roles Role Assignment System Permissions per role Teams and Team Hierarchies
Security:
Anti-spam Anti-virus IP Blocker Restrict registration to specific domains Strong Passwords
Shopping Cart:
Built-In Shopping Cart Shopping Cart as Plug-In
System Reports:
Automatic email reports in predefined intervals Custom reports generator Email notification settings Live Logs
User Accounts:
Add a new user Archive users Browse list of users Bulk User Actions Custom/Mandatory User profile fields Upload users
Activity Grading:
Course History Gradebook Gradebook audit trail Gradebook comments Manual Grading ("Marking") Multiple grading scales
User Authentication:
Active Directory/LDAP Integration Custom User login page Manual Accounts No login SAML2/API Integration Self-Registration Self-Registration w. Admin Confirmation
Course Categories:
Assign Courses to categories Create new Categories Manage Categories Priced Categories (Bundle)
Certificate Management:
Certification life-cycle Manage certification templates Predefined certification templates Unique Certificate by Course Unique Certification by Curriculum
Compliance Management:
Certificate expiration notifications Certification Expiration Management Due Date notifications Soft/Hard Stop Due Dates
Course Creation:
Assignments Engine Built-In Authoring Tool Can reuse PPTs, PDFs, Videos Changing Course default settings Consume online video content Course backup Options Drag & Drop Interactions Learning Paths (Curriculums) LRS Scheduling LIVE events Survey Engine Tests Engine Upload courses
Customization:
Mobile Learning Support Personalized views
User Enrollment:
Attendance Tracking Automated Enrollment (based on User data) Guest Access Settings Manual Enrollment Progress Tracking Self-enrollment Self-enrollment (with a PIN #) Survey enrollment (based on a response)
Course Format:
Course Discussions Gamification Format Learner Upload LIVE Chat Option LIVE Videoconferencing / Webinar Social Format Topics Format Weekly Format
Gamification:
Badge customization Badges Customize Gamification mechanics Leaderboards Levels Points Rewards
Interface Options:
Additional external pages Block Management Calendar Settings Language settings Location Settings Media embedding settings Multilanguage Support Ready-made Themes
Supported Learning Types:
Asynchronous Instructor-led Asynchronous Self-paced Blended Learning Synchronous Virtual Classroom
Mobile Learning Support:
Offline (disconnected Mobile app) Online (Internet connected)
Offline:
Support for offline access to content
Reports:
Automated Report Scheduling Canned Reports Dashboards and Graphic Reports Email delivery of Reports Exporting Reports in variety of formats Grading Report Settings Training Record Maintenance
User Roles:
Define roles Role Assignment System Permissions per role Teams and Team Hierarchies
Security:
Anti-spam Anti-virus IP Blocker Restrict registration to specific domains Strong Passwords
Shopping Cart:
Built-In Shopping Cart Shopping Cart as Plug-In
System Reports:
Automatic email reports in predefined intervals Custom reports generator Email notification settings Live Logs