Academic Technologies Tool Comparison

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CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
CMS (Content Management System) 
LMS (Learning Management System) 
Wiki  
File Storage
 
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
ACCESS/VISIBILITY  
Private by default
"Part or all can be made public (no student work, unless posted by faculty)"
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
ASSIGNMENT/ACTIVITY TOOLS  
Students can submit work online
Collaborative Workspaces for Students
Discussions
Assignments 
Quizzes/Surveys 
"Portfolios (see Portfolio Comparison Chart for details)"
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
COMMUNICATION TOOLS  
Announcements
Audio/Video Conferencing 
Audio/Video Recording 
Messaging (similar to eMail) 
Chat 
Notifications (Automated but Customizable by User) 
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
ASSESSMENT TOOLS  
Ability to post text comments
Ability to post audio and/or video comments✓ (built-in)
Built-in Annotation with Options 
Analytics (See "Analytics" for details)  
Gradebook 
SpeedGrader 
Individual Student Reports 
Ability to see all of a student's posts on one page ✓ (vertical scroll)
Outcomes 
Rubrics 
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
FEEDBACK  
Post text and/or media comments  
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
ANALYTICS   
Graphic Analytics Reporting Engine  
Course Analytics  
Activity Analytics  
Assignments Analytics  
Grades Analytics  
Student Analytics  
Quiz Statistics  
Quiz Log Auditing  
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
FILES   
Supports a variety of text and media file formats
File Storage and Distribution
Protected Files
Able to use folders for organizing files 
Ability to Add Files via Drag-and-Drop capability
Able to create Photo Gallery  
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
COURSE DESIGN/LAYOUT   
Static Front Page 
User-Customizable Navigation (for Faculty 
Variety of text and media may be included in one page 
CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
FEATURES & TOOLSCanvasWordPress
OTHER   
Mobile App (Android and iOS)  
Automated Tasks  
RSS Support 
External Tool/Plugin Options