Faculty - How-To Articles for Blackboard/Canvas

2023

Faculty - How-To Articles for Blackboard/Canvas

Below are links to articles on how to perform various functions in Blackboard Learn and Canvas. If you wish to search the Canvas Guides, click the link below.

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Guides/ct-p/canvas_guides

Tool/Feature?

Blackboard Learn?

Canvas?

Course Level Announcements?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=106

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-an-announcement-in-a-course/ta-p/1194

Edit Announcements?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Interact/Announcements

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-edit-an-announcement-in-a-course/ta-p/1190

SMS Notifications?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Student-Guide/How-do-I-add-a-text-SMS-contact-method-in-Canvas-as-a-student/ta-p/411

Email Specific Students Directly?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=587

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-send-a-message-to-all-course-users-in-the-Inbox-as-an/ta-p/600

Course Messages?

No - Off?

Yes Referred to as Messages.?https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-send-a-message-to-all-course-users-in-the-Inbox-as-an/ta-p/600

Instant Messaging?

No?

Yes Referred to as Chat.?? https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-is-Chat/ta-p/63

Customizable Course Navigation?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Courses/Course_Customization

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-manage-Course-Navigation-links/ta-p/1020

Course Activity Stream?

No Off?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-use-the-Course-Activity-Stream-as-an-instructor/ta-p/1290

Designated Syllabus Location?

No?

Yes Designated tab within the course menu for instructors to upload their syllabus, and automatically generates a list of assignments with assigned due dates for the course. This page can be set as the homepage for the course.??https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Video-Guide/Syllabus-Instructors/ta-p/473559

Attendance Tool?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=941

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-is-the-Roll-Call-Attendance-Tool/ta-p/59

Assign Grade to Attendance?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=941

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-take-roll-call-using-the-Attendance-tool/ta-p/995

Calendar?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Courses/Calendar

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-is-the-Calendar/ta-p/76

Sync with Microsoft Calendar?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Student-Guide/How-do-I-subscribe-to-the-Calendar-feed-using-Outlook-as-a/ta-p/531

Assignments?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=107

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-an-assignment/ta-p/740

Discussions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=624

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-discussion-as-an-instructor/ta-p/1029

Journals?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=960

No Text entry submissions within assignments effectively replace journals.??

Blogs?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=950

No Equivalent options available via other tools within the platform.?

Wikis?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=868

No Pages with editing permissions provided to students effectively replace the need for a wikis tool.??

Set Assignment Availability Dates?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=107

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Troubleshooting/Making-assignments-available-to-students/ta-p/883

Restrict File Submission Types?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Administrator/Hosting/Course_Management/Managing_Courses/File_Types

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-an-online-assignment/ta-p/950

Drag-and-Drop File Uploads?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Course_Files/Add_Files_to_Course_Files

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-upload-a-file-to-a-course/ta-p/618

Groups?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=4830

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-are-Groups/ta-p/16

Manually Enroll Groups?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=4830

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-manually-create-groups-in-a-group-set/ta-p/700

Self-enroll Groups?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=4830

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-automatically-create-groups-in-a-group-set/ta-p/720

Randomly Enroll Groups?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=4830

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-automatically-create-groups-in-a-group-set/ta-p/720

Achievements?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=1255

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Badges-Badgr/Awarding-badges-in-Badgr/ta-p/528742

Mashup: Flickr?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Course_Materials/Add_Social_Media

No Proprietary Blackboard tool.?

Mashup: SlideShare?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Course_Materials/Add_Social_Media

No Content from SlideShare can be added using web links or embed features.??

Mashup: YouTube?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=544

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-link-to-a-YouTube-video-in-the-Rich-Content-Editor-as/ta-p/952

Video Everywhere?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Best_Practices_Course_Content/Best_Practice_Intro_Videos

?

Glossary?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Glossary

No Can be achieved through third-party tool integrations.?

Tasks?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Performance/Tasks

Yes Referred to as To-Do List.? https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-use-the-To-Do-list-and-sidebar-in-the-Dashboard-as-an/ta-p/811

Lesson Plans?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Containers_for_Content/Create_Lesson_Plans#:~:text=Create%20a%20lesson%20plan&text=Typically%2C%20you%20create%20lesson%20plans,%2C%20tracking%2C%20and%20display%20dates.

No Equivalent content available through the Modules feature.?? https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-a-module/ta-p/1151

Tests?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-quiz-with-individual-questions/ta-p/1248

Quizzes?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-quiz-with-individual-questions/ta-p/1248

Surveys?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Create_Tests_and_Surveys

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-survey-in-my-course/ta-p/782

Multiple Choice Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Multiple-Choice-quiz-question/ta-p/682

Short Answer Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No Effectively replaced by Essay questions.? https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-an-Essay-quiz-question/ta-p/909

Essay Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-an-Essay-quiz-question/ta-p/909

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Fill-in-the-Blank-question-in-New-Quizzes/ta-p/985

Fill-in Multiple Blanks Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Fill-in-Multiple-Blanks-quiz-question/ta-p/923

True/False Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-True-False-quiz-question/ta-p/927

Either/Or Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No?

Ordering Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No?

Quiz Bowl Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No?

Hot Spot Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No?

Calculated Formula Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Simple-Formula-quiz-question/ta-p/1233

Calculated Numeric Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Numerical-Answer-quiz-question/ta-p/919

Jumbled Sentence Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No?

Matching Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Matching-quiz-question/ta-p/918

Multiple Drop-down Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Multiple-Dropdown-quiz-question/ta-p/916

File Submission Response Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-File-Upload-quiz-question/ta-p/652

Opinion/Likert Scale Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

No - Multiple Drop-down Questions effectively replaces Opinion/Likert Scale Questions.?https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-Multiple-Dropdown-quiz-question/ta-p/916

Question Sets?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Orig_Reuse_Questions/Question_Sets

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-quiz-with-a-question-group-to-randomize-quiz/ta-p/1032

Question Banks?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=8223

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-quiz-with-a-question-group-to-randomize-quiz/ta-p/1032

Item Analysis?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Item_Analysis

No Available through third-party integrations.?

Randomize Order of Questions?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=637

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-quiz-with-a-question-group-to-randomize-quiz/ta-p/1032

Randomize Multiple Choice Answers

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=639

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/What-options-can-I-set-in-a-quiz/ta-p/683

Decimal Points in Tests?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Grade/Decimals

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Known-Issues/Able-to-save-questions-with-3-decimal-places-for-points-in-New/ta-p/242973

Score Per Question?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Question_Settings

  1. Go to Quizzes and select "Edit" from the dropdown menu on the right-side of your target quiz OR create a new quiz in the top-right of the page (if applicable).
  1. Under the Details tab (which you will automatically be redirected to) scroll down to Options and select "Shuffle Answers".

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Shuffle-answers-at-the-question-level/idi-p/329667

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-New-Feature-Screencast/New-Quizzes-Answer-Shuffling-2020-01-18-Screencast/ta-p/382035

Automatically Grade Responses?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Grade_Tests

https://mycanvas.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Final_-Using-Canvas-Quiz-Tool-for-Automatically-Graded-Quizzes-2f50qng.pdf

Adaptive Release?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article/faculty-creating-adaptive-release-advanced-rules-8230.html

Canvas uses prerequisites. https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-prerequisites-to-a-module/ta-p/1123

Restrict Number of Attempts?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=634

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/What-options-can-I-set-in-a-quiz/ta-p/683

Password Option for Assessments?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-manage-settings-for-a-quiz-in-New-Quizzes/ta-p/581

View Time Student Spent Taking Test?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Performance/Course_Reports/Student_Activity_Details

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-view-student-quiz-results-in-New-Quizzes/ta-p/488382

View Time Student Spent on Each Question?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-view-a-quiz-log-for-a-student/ta-p/580

Build Rubrics?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Grade/Rubrics

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-are-Rubrics/ta-p/35

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Video-Guide/Rubrics-Overview-Instructors/ta-p/384253

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Mastery-Connect-Assessments/Create-an-Assessment-with-Rubric-Criteria/ta-p/386915

Import Rubrics?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=500

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Instructional-Designer/Importing-Rubrics-from-a-Spreadsheet/ba-p/264527

Assign Goals?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=5844

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=459

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-an-outcome-for-a-course/ta-p/862

Allow for Self & Peer Assessment?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=622

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-peer-review-assignment/ta-p/641

Gradebook?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=643

Instructions: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-use-the-Gradebook/ta-p/701

Video: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Video-Guide/Gradebook-Overview-Instructors/ta-p/384347?

Audio/Video Feedback Option?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Interact/Audio_Video_Recording

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-leave-feedback-comments-for-student-submissions-in/ta-p/764

Bulk Download of Submissions?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Assignments/Download_Assignments

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-download-all-student-submissions-for-an-assignment/ta-p/760

Drop Grades?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=2765

Yes?

Unsubmitted Work Counts as Zero?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-apply-a-Missing-Submission-policy-in-the-Gradebook/ta-p/963

Anonymous Grading?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Assignments/Grade_Assignments/Anonymous_Grading#:~:text=Enable%20anonymous%20grading,-When%20you%20grade&text=You%20can%20also%20ask%20students,Enable%20Anonymous%20Grading%20check%20box.

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-an-assignment-that-includes-anonymous-grading/ta-p/769

Parallel Grading?

No?

No?

Proprietary Plagiarism Software?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=746

No Would need to locate a third-party vendor to provide this service.?

Direct Submission to Plagiarism Software?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=1069

No Available through third-party integrations.?

Modules?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Administrator/SaaS/User_Interface_Options/Original_Experience/Modules/Create_Module

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-a-module/ta-p/1151

Folders?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=546

No Content is organized in a modules and pages structure. Folders are only available when organizing course files.??

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-a-module/ta-p/1151

Pages?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Course_Materials/Create_Blank_Pages_and_Files

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-new-page-in-a-course/ta-p/1031

Items?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=95

Yes See Pages.?? https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-a-new-page-in-a-course/ta-p/1031

Learning Modules?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Containers_for_Content/Create_Learning_Modules

Yes See Modules?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-a-module/ta-p/1151

Course Links?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=594

? https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-hyperlinks-to-course-or-group-content-in-the/ta-p/954

Web Links?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=566

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-create-hyperlinks-to-external-URLs-in-the-Rich-Content/ta-p/872

Embed Web Content?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Course_Materials/Work_With_Text/What_Does_the_Editor_Do

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-embed-a-video-in-a-page-in-a-course/ta-p/1125

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-upload-and-embed-an-image-in-the-Rich-Content-Editor-as/ta-p/784

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-embed-images-from-Canvas-into-the-Rich-Content-Editor/ta-p/856

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-upload-and-embed-a-media-file-from-my-computer-in-the/ta-p/868

Rich Text Editor?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=3798

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-add-and-modify-text-in-the-Rich-Content-Editor-as-an/ta-p/818

HTML Editor?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Administrator/Hosting/Tools_Management/Content_Editor

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Course_Files/Add_Files_to_Course_Files/Create_HTML_Objects

Yes Located alongside the Rich Text Editor.?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-use-the-HTML-view-in-the-Rich-Content-Editor-as-an/ta-p/876

Student Preview?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=3810

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-view-a-course-as-a-test-student-using-Student-View/ta-p/1122

Bulk Edit Course Content?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-bulk-update-due-dates-and-availability-dates-as-an/ta-p/1195

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-bulk-upload-files-to-a-course/ta-p/623

Content Collection?

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Content_Collection

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-are-Files/ta-p/7

Date Management Tool?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=1718

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-bulk-update-due-dates-and-availability-dates-as-an/ta-p/1195

Course Themes?

Yes?

No only at admin level

Native Accessibility Tool?

https://kb.mc3.edu/article.php?id=1732

No Is capable of integrating with Blackboard Ally?

Additional Time on Tests for Select Students?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/Once-I-publish-a-timed-quiz-how-can-I-give-my-students-extra/ta-p/999

Additional Attempts on Tests for Select Students?

No?

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/Once-I-publish-a-quiz-how-can-I-give-my-students-extra-attempts/ta-p/1242

Guest Access to Course?

Yes?

Yes?

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