CanopyLAB is the world's leading social and collaborative eLearning platform for developing peoples’ competencies through individualized and adaptive learning experiences.


Our basic package for those who want to start out simple. This package covers the basic needs for creating adaptive eLearning.


Our business package includes everything you need to successfully create and use eLearning within your business. This package includes our full feature set.


Our enterprise package is for those who want to use eLearning within more companies. The solution allows you to create as many white-labels as you want, using it both internally and externally.

Software Features

Our e-Learning software comes with social network structure that allows users to interact with each other using many familiar and popular features as provided by Facebook and Twitter such as:

Personal Profile

Organizational Profile


News feed


Direct message

Tag structure

Our software uses a structure of tags for knowledges, competences and exercises to code learning. Every course has unique combinations of knowledge, competence and exercise tags to convey the learning outcomes of the course. Every user profile also has these course to showcase the knowledge and competences of the user.

HR Dashboard

The dashboard includes metrics that allow the HR officer to:

Stay on top of the learning progress in the companies

Identify knowledge and competence in high demands

Compare between what the company teaches and what employees are interested in learning, and make appropriate adjustment

Review learning progress and assign courses to individual employees to help them prepare for specific jobs

Search for high performers in specific knowledges or competences in the company

Student Learning Path and Dashboard

While the Student Learning Path keeps learners up-to-date with progress of their current courses, the Dashboard helps them understand what they have gained from completed courses, and what courses to take in the future to improve on existing, or gain new knowledges and competences.

Our corporate solution enables you to:

Have a comprehensive overview of the training progress in their company

Offer courses that teach employees exactly what they need on the job

Strengthen the company’s culture of learning, especially among newcomers

Reinforce employees’ commitment and loyalty to the company

Our software is used by companies to perform multiple functions including:

Onboarding new employees

Meeting compliance requirements

Building trainee programs

Hosting internal training courses, e.g. in project management, but also mindfulness and yoga

Creating an internal social media space for employees to share information and generate knowledge

How are we different?

Since 2011, we have seen an explosion in the number of e-Learning providers and the birth of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). However, we have yet to see e-Learning providers successfully address the societal and individual challenges and needs of our age. In a globalized and increasingly interconnected world, global and cultural competence is just as important as mathematics, and understanding of diversity and global citizenship as important as science.

The current e-Learning market is not only restricted in terms of content by focusing disproprotionately on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the humanities. Their offering in terms of how to learn is also limited and mostly mirror the offline classroom. On online learning sites, students typically watch pre-recorded video lectures, do readings and take a test to pass the course. No adjustment is made to consider students’ different academic level and learning preferences.

When compared to the current e-Learning market, CanopyLAB is different in several aspects:

  • We are an adaptive learning software, meaning that we customise the learning content to each individual learners instead of showing the same content to all learners.

  • In addition, we enable more than 40 different types of exercises that learners can do to complete a course, including watching video lecture, reading syllabus and taking a test, but also debating, facilitating a discussion, giving peer review, networking, joining a social campaign, starting a local business, and much more.
  • Having a wide palette of exercises not only empowers learners to choose exactly how they want to learn, but also helps them practice and eventually master different competences as part of taking a course.

  • On our open learning platform The LAB, we partner with leading NGOs to provide courses on contemporary issues within the social sciences and humanities. We focus on seven themes: Sexuality and Sexual Health, Human Rights, Sustainability, Education and Travel, Mental Health, Self-Confidence and Anti-Bullying, Migration, and the Arts.


“At Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, we have chosen to use CanopyLAB's software as it enables participants in our virtual accelerator, the Digital Growth Path, to form a community, where they can collaborate, problem-solve, idea-generate, and support each other on their journey, even when they're physically located at different places. Moreover, while going through the same accelerator, our participants find themselves at different stages with their idea and business, and have widely different needs. CanopyLAB's software is the only software that allows us to adapt to the specific needs of everyone on the program and to give them a personalized experience.”

Dorthea Haldrup Nielsen, Head of Acceleration at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

What is adaptive learning?

Adaptive learning as a field draws from various disciplines, including AI, machine learning, cognitive sciences, predictive analytics, and education theories. The end goal is to enable each and every individual to learn what they need in the way that is most effective for them.

Currently, most eLearning providers that work with adaptive learning focus on customising the presentation of knowledge to each learner based on adaptive testing results. What this means is that learners on these sites take tests frequently. The test results purportedly highlight what the learner has not mastered, and hence the learner is presented with only the lesson units corresponding to the questions they answer incorrectly.

At CanopyLAB, we see this as a limited take on adaptive learning. Adaptive testing is suitable for attaining knowledge, but not so much for competences. The reason is because competences requires practice and demonstration, which can hardly be done by answering test questions. Furthermore, the current eLearning market essentially still offers learners an experience that mirrors offline classrooms: learners do readings, watch lectures, and take tests.

But we all learn in many different ways. Sometimes, we learn independently. Sometimes, we learn by discussing and collaborating with other people. And sometimes, we learn by taking an action to change our behaviour or engage our local community.

We believe it is important to enable learners to chose between a broader category of learning activities, and empower learners to choose the best combination. This has led us to design our software so that it recognises at least 40 different learning activities as acceptable exercise tags that learners can take in order to pass a course. We are constantly looking to improve the list, and apply AI and gamification elements to optimize the use of exercise tags to empower each individual to learn in the most effective and enjoyable way.

We work on two verticals:

Corporate solution

Through our software, we enable companies to provide groundbreaking adaptive and engaging online learning experiences to their employees. Our software is used for compliance, onboarding, trainee programs, and general improvement of employee’s qualifications.

Open learning platform

We are passionate about providing free access to education through partnerships with NGOs. In fact, we’re on a mission to become the world’s leading open learning platform within the social sciences and humanities.