I find it discouraging that basic features Canvas should have - and other LMS DO - such as "word count" haven't been added. The comment of Canvas administrators that "it's on our radar screen" is simply inadequate. How hard can it be to add a simple feature (such as word count or making Canvas email more civilized)? It's not rocket science - it is just a programming task.
I was a proponent of my school adopting Canvas and dumping eCollege and I am coming to truly regret that decision.