A brief comparison between the two LMSs and our current Blackboard Vista:

Vista 8 Features Desire 2 Learn Instructure Canvas
Tools    
Announcements News Yes
Assessments Yes Tests/Quizzes
Assignments Yes Yes
Calendar Schedule Yes
Chat Yes Yes
Discussions Yes Yes
Goals Competencies Learning Outcomes
Learning Modules Modules Course Modules
Mail Yes Yes
Media Library Drop Box / Resources Yes
Roster Classlist People
SCORM Yes  
Search Yes  
Syllabus Yes Yes
Web Links Yes Yes
Designer / Instructor / Student Tools    
Instructional Design Instructional Design Wizard  
Manage Course Course Management Settings
File Manager Course Mgmt. Console Files
Selective Release Conditional Release Yes (for modules)
Assessment Manager Quizzes Yes
Assignment
Dropbox
Dropbox Yes
Grade Book Grades Grades
Grading Forms Rubrics Rubrics
Group Manager Groups Yes
Tracking Analytics Statistics
Notes Save in My Locker  
My Grades Grade Book Yes
My Progress View Progress Modules and completion requirements
Miscellaneous    
Mobile Yes Yes
Auditor Yes Observer
Color/Layout
Customization
Widgets  

Custom Icons

Custom Widgets  

Header/Footer

   
Browser Checker Yes Yes
Hide/Show Yes Tools
Build/Teach/
Student tab
Role Switch No Need
Notifications Discussion Board Yes
PowerLinks Possible Yes
Cross-Listing Yes Yes
     

 

Last Updated: April 1st, 2011

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