1. Heather
    August 6, 2020 @ 8:05 am

    Thank you for this comprehensive overview of both! This kind of info is exactly what I was searching for today. I use GC as a teacher and Canvas as a grad student. My district is requiring Canvas next year (2021-22), but your article has given me the push to go ahead and give Canvas a try from the teacher perspective. Thanks for sharing!


  2. David
    September 6, 2020 @ 3:24 pm

    Thank you for the thoughtful insights Kristin.
    It sounds like you compared GC to a district wide paid subscription of Canvas. How would you compare GC to the free version of Canvas. I have been using Canvas for the last seven years and totally love it. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of Covid, our school system made a hasty decision to require all teachers to use GC. I feel like I’m doing a lot of work for less of an LMS by switching to GC. For now, I went ahead and made Google Classrooms and just added links inside each GC to my Canvas classrooms…hoping this will suffice the powers that be 🙂


  3. Karen.butler
    September 7, 2020 @ 12:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this comparison. Many in our district just began using Classroom March through June and one of the best features was that you could have one page where you could see every student’s work/ click on it /edit revise in real time /send comments/ cut and paste from one document to another if a student needed another paragraph for example… I am brand spanking new to Canvas: where are assignments housed !!!???!!!? If I made a doc and made the kids each make a copy before using it for themselves, does it just go in their Drive- do they have to email/share it to me… does it show up somewhere in Canvas! I have not found that information in my 4 to 8 hours of Canvas training.. Thanks for any resource direction advice clarification you can provide!!!


  4. rashidah
    September 18, 2020 @ 8:21 am

    I’ve used Canvas for about 5 years, and the plethora of features can be overwhelming. It’s worth learning the platform though since most of us will have to teach with it or engage as a student when we enroll ourselves. Google classroom is very user-friendly and I agree with the writer that for younger students it works great. Canvas just introduced a feature where students see a confetti shower when they successfully upload an assignment. I’m not sure how this will go over with my college students, but the younger set will likely love it.


  5. Kevin E Stagg
    September 28, 2020 @ 3:51 pm

    How does one become a certified Canvas Instructor? I have a background in developing LMS environment for companies and would love to become a Canvas professional. How do I do this?

    Many thanks!


  6. Abel L
    November 1, 2020 @ 1:35 am


    I was looking for an article like this. My institution has used CANVAS for a year and a half and it’s has been hard but now after working a lot we’re able to design almost any kind of classroom. But Google classroom is there, and many teachers and students are using it because it’s free to public department (Catalonia, Spain) and I wanted to find a paper with pros and cons.

    Thanks a lot!?


  7. Elena
    January 3, 2021 @ 11:44 am

    The classroom app allows students to attend the class and allows them to upload the projects done by them for teachers to check. Learn, collaborate, share, and eventually grow knowledge – these are the core values one enjoys by subscribing to this app.


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