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TritonEd to Canvas Migration Comparison

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Feature comparison between TritonEd and Canvas
Feature  Blackboard  Canvas  How Canvas Differs 
Announcements  Announcements  Announcements Canvas announcements allow students to reply in a similar manner to discussions. 
Appointments  N/A  Scheduler Instructors can provision appointment blocks for individuals and groups directly through the calendar. 
Assignments  Assignments  Assignments SpeedGrader  Assignment shells are easily created from modules, calendar, or the Assignments page. The Assignments page also shows graded discussions and quizzes within its list view. Grade online submissions with SpeedGrader. 
Blogging  Blogs  N/A Blogs do not exist in Canvas and, therefore, are NOT migrated from TritonEd. Student blog submissions cannot be saved. Discussions and or external websites, like WordPress, can be used in lieue of blogs. If using an external website, students can submit the link via an assignment. Instructors can then view the external website blog within Canvas' document viewer, SpeedGrader.
Calendar  Calendar  Calendar Drag and drop functionality makes it easy to add or change due dates and event times. Assignment shells can be created from the calendar. 
Chat  N/A  Chat Each course has a text-only chat room that keeps a history and does not require a Java plug-in. 
Contacts  Contacts  N/A Contacts are NOT migrated. 
Content    Audio, Content Collection, File,   Image, Video  Files Files uploaded in a course are open to students by default. Instructors may restrict access to files. 
Content  Content Area,  Content Folder,  Learning Module  Modules Instructors lay out all course content in one place grouped by units or weeks with optional scheduled release or prerequisites to view later materials. 
Content  Blank Page,  Glossary,  Item, Lesson Plan  Pages Pages are always versioned in Canvas and may be used as the course home page. Attachments are easily linked inline using Content Selector.  
Content  Content Package (SCORM)  Assignment (SCORM)  
Content  Home Page/Module Page  N/A  
Course Chronology  N/A  Syllabus Syllabus automatically displays all course events and graded assignments in a chronological list view. 
Discussions  Discussion Board  Discussions Instructors can grade, pin, and close threads. Replies can be posted directly through the Canvas or by replying to the email notification for any subscribed threads. 
Document Preview  Assignments  Document Preview Canvas allows in-browser viewing of document types browsers typically do not display. 
Enrollments  Roster, Users  People Instructors can views student activity reports, total time in course. 
Grading  Grade Center  Grades SpeedGrader Manual grade columns migrate as assignment group “Imported Assignments”, and need to be edited with Submission Type as “No Submission” since students do not submit online. 
Grading  My Grades  Grades with What-If scores Students can see how future assignments would affect their final grade with What-If scores. 
Groups  Groups  Groups Groups are NOT migrated - they must be recreated in Canvas.  Groups can be accessed from the universal navigation menu. 
Journals  Journals  N/A Journals are NOT migrated.  Student journal submissions cannot be saved. Assignments can be used to collect student journal entries. 
Links  Web Links  Pages Pages are always versioned in Canvas and may be used as the course home page. 
Media Recording  N/A  Rich Content Editor with Media Recording Canvas allows users to record audio and video to embed in pages, posts, messages, and even grade feedback. 
Messages  Course Messages  Inbox (Conversations) Messages are NOT migrated.  All messages in Canvas are centralized and stored in the conversations Inbox and sent via notifications. Canvas users can reply directly to notification emails. 
Messages  Send Email  Inbox (Conversations) All messages in Canvas are centralized and stored in the conversations Inbox and sent via notifications. Canvas users can reply directly to notification emails. There is no separate integration with SacLink email. 
Navigation Menu  Course Menu  Course Navigation Canvas course navigation links have the same name in every course. Instructors may hide or reorder links. 
Notifications  Notifications  Notifications Canvas can send notifications via text and mobile app push with varied frequencies. Canvas does not yet allow notification frequency to vary by course.  
Peer Assessment  Self and Peer Assessment  Peer Review Assignments These assignments migrate, but need to be edited to enable Peer Review option.  Canvas assignments allow Peer Review of submissions, including anonymous, automatic-matching, and manual-matching options. 
Publisher Content  Publisher Content (e.g. Cengage, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley)  Publisher Content (e.g. Cengage, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley) Publisher content is NOT migrated.  Content needs to be recreated in the Canvas course, via “pairing” with the publisher’s website. 
Rubrics  Rubrics  Rubrics Canvas allows criteria ratings scales to vary in number of increments. Rubrics are found in Outcomes tool. 
Surveys  Surveys  Surveys Anonymous surveys deployed quickly, graded or ungraded. 
Syllabus  Syllabus  Pages Syllabus converts to Pages, but a separate tool called Syllabus in Canvas automatically displays all course events and graded assignments in a chronological list view. 
Tasks  Tasks  Pages All tasks go to a single Page. 
Tests, Questions  Tests and Pools  Quizzes  
Wikis  Wikis  PagesCollaborations  Wiki content is NOT migrated - only the wiki names and instructions migrate as Pages.  Student wiki submissions cannot be saved. Pages become wikis when editing is allowed for teachers and students.  Collaborations creates a Google Doc for selected students to edit.