Canvas Tool Equivalent Chart

This chart is intended to help instructors locate tools from other learning management systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai) in Canvas. It will tell you the equivalent of those tools and options in Canvas, where to find them, and offers links to both text and video guides on how to use them. If you have a question about a tool or option that is not covered here, please contact us directly.

BLACKBOARD

MOODLE

SAKAI

CANVAS

Text Guides (Canvas)

Video Guides (Canvas)

Announcements News Feed

Announcements

Announcements

(course nav bar)

What are Announcements?

Announcements Overview (Instructors)

Course Task 

Turnitin Assignment

Assignments

Assignments

Assignments

(course nav bar)

What are Assignments for instructors?

Assignments Overview (Instructors)

Course Calendar Calendar

Calendar

Calendar 

(global nav bar) 

With Syllabus Generation (Assignments and Events)

What is the Calendar for instructors?

Calendar Overview (Instructors)

Collaborate Ultra 

BlackBoard IM

Chat 

BigBlueButton

Chat Rooms 

Meetings

Chat 

Conferences 

(course nav bar)

How do I use Chat in my course?

What are Conferences for instructors?

Conferences Overview (Instructors)

Customization Import

Course Content Import

Import Content

(option within Settings, course nav bar)

What does the Course Import tool do?

Course Import Tool (Instructors)

Module Page 

Content Page

Sections

Modules 

Lessons

Modules

(left nav bar)

What are Modules for instructors?

Modules: Creation & Management (Instructors)

Discussion Board Forums

Forums

Discussions

What are Discussions for instructors?

Discussion Creation (Instructors)

Grade Center Gradebook

Gradebook

Gradebook 2

Grades

(course nav bar)

What are Grades and the Gradebook?

How do I use the Gradebook?

What is SpeedGrader?

Gradebook Overview (Instructors)

SpeedGrader Overview (Instructors)

Groups Groups

Groups

Groups

(tab within People, course nav bar)

What are Student Groups?

Groups: Creation & Management (Instructors)

Send Email Mail

Mailtool

Conversations

Inbox

(global nav bar)

How do I use Conversations?

Communication Overview (Instructors)

Content – File 

Content Collection

Private Files 

Repositories

Resources

Files

(course nav bar)

What are Files for instructors?

Files: Add Course Content (Instructors)

Rich Content Editor Rich Content Editor

Rich Content Editor

Rich Content Editor

What is the Rich Content Editor?

Rich Content Editor (All Users)

Properties Edit Settings

Site Info

Settings

(course nav bar)

What are the Canvas settings at the course level?

Course Settings (Instructors)

Contacts Participants

Site Members

People

(course nav bar)

How do I use the People page as an instructor?

People Overview (Instructors)

Evaluation Statistics

Statistics

Course Analytics

(right nav bar on course Home)

What are Analytics for my course?

Course Analytics (Instructors)

Content Area Add File

Syllabus

Syllabus

(left nav bar)

How do I use the Syllabus as an instructor?

Syllabus Overview (Instructors)

Tests, Surveys, and Pools Quizzes

Tests & Quizzes

Quizzes

(course nav bar)

What are Quizzes for instructors?

Quiz Creation: Settings (Instructors)

Quiz Creation: Questions (Instructors)

Wikis Wiki

Wiki

Pages

(left nav bar)

What are Pages for Instructors?

How do I create a new page in my course?

Pages: Creation & Management (Instructors)

BlackBoard Ap Moodle App N/A

Mobile Apps

iOS Guide

Android Guide

Canvas App for iPhone (All Users)

Canvas App for iPad (All Users)

Canvas App for Android Phone (All Users)

Canvas App for Android Tablet (All Users)

      Outcomes What are outcomes?