Canvas is a web-based course management learning system that instructors can use to organize course content. Instructors can manage the content to provide students with supplemental materials in a blended course format or full-course activities organized in Modules for ease of student learning. Canvas contains a multitude of tools, such as collaborations, assignments, and pages for an online class. There are many tools such as the discussions,  chat, Zoom, Kaltura video management, and peer reviews, which allow for increased communication and collaboration.

Canvas has a simple file upload process that requires no knowledge of HTML coding. UIS also has the Design Plus tool to enable faculty to create visually appealing and well organized courses to guide users through their coursework.

Canvas has an easy to navigate interface for students on the web and via a mobile app.

Canvas allows faculty members 24/7 access to their course for instructional updates and design.