Must-Have Design Toolset for Canvas

Activate superpowers that help you design eye-popping, professional-looking courses at speeds that other Canvas course designers could only dream of. 

DesignPLUS is a time-saving, easy-to-use Canvas plug-in that helps you rapidly build and style high-quality courses that make learning engaging and accessible for all students.


DesignPLUS is made up of 3 game-changing tools:

The Sidebar

The DesignPLUS Sidebar will make you feel like a real course design superhero.  
The Sidebar helps you create and style engaging, organized, professional-looking content without requiring any HTML or CSS experience.  

Did you know that the DesignPLUS Sidebar just got a major upgrade?  You can find more information and resources on this exciting new version here!

The Multi-Tool

Build courses faster than a speeding train!  Or at least in hours versus days or weeks.  

This time-saving tool set up your module pattern and watch as the tool uses the Canvas API to create all associated artifacts (quizzes, assignments, discussions, and pages) in one step!

The Upload/Embed Image Tool

Work with images for your course without leaving Canvas! 
This tool enables you to upload, crop, resize, and embed images anywhere in your Canvas course.  You can also easily pull in free, high-quality images from Pexels or Unsplash.  

Want to see the super cool things our customers have done with DesignPLUS?

Our whitepaper, “Looks Really Do Matter”, explores the research-backed reasons why visual design in online courses is important.  


Do you provide DesignPLUS training?


Yes, two training options are available to choose from. Compare them now >>

These include 2 Functional User Trainings, both 90 minutes and covering the basic (Training 1) and intermediate/advanced (Training 2) levels of DesignPLUS. A 60 minute admin training is also included.

A one-time training and implementation fee is charged for these services.

How much does DesignPLUS cost?


DesignPLUS is provided as a SaaS subscription with the annual subscription price based on student enrollments (FTE) or student count (K-12) of the organization or unit that will use the tools. We will work with you to come up with a roll out plan that meets your needs, with pricing to match. We also offer discounts for multiple year and multiple product contracts. Implementation and training fees are additional in the first year.  Contact us for specific details.


How does DesignPLUS integrate with Canvas?



Design Tools is an add-on to Canvas that uses LTI, the Canvas API, and the ability inside Canvas to utilize custom CSS and JavaScript files to integrate with Canvas. Design Tools is comprised of two LTI tools and one JavaScript widget that works with the Canvas Rich Content Editor (RCE).


These tools can be installed at the Canvas root account or in any sub-account within your Canvas instance.


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Can we control who has access to use DesignPLUS?



DesignPLUS offers multiple ways to control access to the tools to help with the roll out of the tools. 


Visit our Cidi Labs Support Portal for more details. >>