This week, I have been playing with the “Canvas” Learning Management System (LMS).
I have 5 years of experience with using Moodle in my classrooms. For what I needed at the time, Moodle was fairly sufficient. However, Moodle’s development seems to have slowed the past few years. In fact, Moodle’s integration of “Web 2.0” seems non-existent. On the other hand, Canvas seems to embrace the “Web 2.0” features (collaboration tools, conferencing options, Google Doc Integration, Social Network Integration, etc). In addition, Canvas’ User Interface seems cleaner and smoother than Moodle’s interface on the frontend and the administrative backend.