Where can I find my favorite Blackboard features in Canvas?

The following chart details the names of common tools in Canvas and their Blackboard equivalents.

 

Canvas

Blackboard

Function

Announcements

Announcements

Communication with students about course events, content availability, course schedule changes, etc.

Assignments

Assignments

Create and administer assignments in a course.

Attendance

No Equivalent

Take attendance for an online or in-person course.

Availability

Published/Unpublished

Determines if a course or content item will be accessible to students.

Calendar

Calendar

Shared calendar for course events.

Collaboration

No Equivalent

Integration with Word, Powerpoint and Excel Online.

Commons

No Equivalent

Share course materials with others in your institution or publicly with any Canvas instructor.

Conferences

Blackboard Collaborate

Virtual Classroom with whiteboard, chat, audio/video capabilities

Conversations (Inbox)

Email

Send messages to other people in your courses.

Discussions

Discussion Board

Interactive communication between two or more people; users can participate in a conversation with an entire class or group.

Echo360 Recordings

Echo360 (Previously "Echocenter")

Lecture Capture recordings

ePortfolios

Portfolios

Collect and document educational projects, submissions, experiences, and other work products. Users can share with other students, instructors, and/or future employers.

Files

Content Collection

Course file storage.

Grades

Grade Center

Input and calculate student grades.

Groups

Groups

Create subsets of your students that have their own group page. These groups can submit assignments and use course tools to communicate with each other.

Modules

Learning Modules

Organize course content and guide student experience.

Notifications

Notifications

Be alerted via email, mobile, etc.

Outcomes

No Equivalent

Track mastery in a course.

Pages

Item

Text, images and other course content.

Peer Review

Peer Assessment

Enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission

People

Users & Groups/Course Roster

View everyone enrolled in your course.

Quizzes

Assessments/Tests/Surveys

Create and administer online quizzes and surveys.

Rubrics

Rubrics

Assessment tool for communicating expectations. Assists during grading.

Settings

Control Panel

Manage your course settings.

SpeedGrader

No Equivalent

Quickly grade and annotate student submissions.

Student View

Student Preview Mode

Temporarily login to your course as a student.

Syllabus

Syllabus

Post your course syllabus.

Teacher

Instructor

Role that can create and manage course content.

User Groups

Organizations

Non-term courses commonly used for student or staff organizations.