Canvas LMS Launches a Coursera and EdX-style Front-End Feature

Instructure, the maker of the Canvas LMS and operator of the MOOC platform, has launched a new service called Canvas Catalog, that allows to create edX and Coursera-style public course collections online.

Canvas Catalog (pictured above) also supports customized landing pages, payment for courses, discounts and promotion codes, credentials and certificates for completion.

In other words, by building a marketplace or storefront for their course offerings, students will have a one-stop shop where they can register, enroll, pay and take courses.

The goal is to help Canvas LMS’ customers produce, host and market their own branded distance courses.

The first two organizations that will use this service are Pasco County Schools in Florida and Academic Partnership.