Cost of using Canvas

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I'm researching the costs associated with building course material for approximately 40k students within the next 3 months.  I find "free" on all website information, but is there a threshold when costs become a consideration?

Thank you

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Hi Brad,

Canvas is indeed free and open source.  Anyone may create a free course and use it for as long as they like, free of charge, or download the software and run it on their own servers.  What people do pay for are administrative control/access of an entire instance, support and training, and sometimes integration support.  So, if a teacher wants to manually create courses they can do that easily enough but if a college wanted to create an integration with their student information system and a course shell and enrollments for every course in their SIS they would likely become a Canvas customer. 

Would you like to be contacted by someone from our company to discuss more specifics?

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Instructure Alumni

Thanks to everyone participating in this thread. If you are interested in learning about pricing for a paid Canvas instance for your organization, please click on the Get a Demo link on this page and submit the form; a member of Instructure will contact you.

@JohnBletheal Organizations that are willing to pay for their own hosting, self-maintain the instance, and share their code enhancements publicly can use the resources at Canvas Dev & Friends - Instructure Tech Blog and Home · instructure/canvas-lms Wiki · GitHub to get started.

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