Learning Management System (LMS)


Comparison of Owl-Space and Canvas

Below you will find a tool mapping for the comparable tools in Canvas:

Owl-Space Tool Use Case Canvas Equivalent
Announcements Posting an announcement to the class Announcements
Assignments Private coursework submission and grading Assignments
Blog Individual student blogs Blogs.rice.edu
Chat Room Real-time message posting Chat
Classrooms Viewing class time, location & room technology N/A
Communications Folder Using CAIN project resources in your course N/A
Drop Box Private filesharing between instructors and students Several Options available
Email Emailing one or more course members Conversations / Inbox
Email Archive Course email address Mailing Lists
External Tool LTI connection to external tools Settings > Apps
Forums Posting topics and responses Discussions
Gradebook Posting grades Grades
Lessons Building and displaying sequenced learning materials Modules
Messages Private messages to one or more group members Conversations / Inbox
News Displaying RSS content Announcements > Add External Feed
Podcasts Distributing media Discussions > Enable Podcast Feed
Polls Collecting feedback from students Quizzes > Surveys
PostEm Posting spreadsheet data to individual students N/A
Resources Posting documents Files
Roster Site member list People
Schedule For posting deadlines, events, etc Calendar
Search Searching course content N/A
Section Info Managing sections within the course Settings > Sections
Sign-up Online registration for events, office hours, etc Calendar > Scheduler
Site Info Course site setup Settings
Statistics Site statistics Course Analytics
Course Statistics
Syllabus Posting a summary, outline, requirements, etc Syllabus
Tests & Quizzes Quizzes, Exams and Surveys Quizzes
Web Content Linking to external website Settings > Apps > Redirect Tool
Wiki Collaborative authoring of content Pages