What will be different?

We have already started integrating our existing learning tools in Canvas, and many of them have greater functionality in Canvas than they do in Sakai. These tools include Google Drive, Zoom, and others. Turnitin features plagiarism checking, Peer Review, and GradeMark tool sets that work well in Canvas and allow students to access them fully. Other features of Panopto will be available in Canvas that have not been available to us in Sakai, as well, including a student video assignment capability.

New tools are available to us through Canvas. Canvas has a video tool that allows you or your students to record quick videos to post on Canvas or submit within an assignment. It also features web conferencing for 10 or fewer people built in to the test editor. Faculty members will like the Speed Grader tool which allows them to quickly grade student work and give feedback. The Outcomes tool allows faculty members to monitor student learning progress and it can be mapped to learning objectives and used for accreditation purposes. There is a built-in document view for Word documents, Google Docs, etc.

Online testing will have added security, as Canvas integrates with Respondus. Bradley now has a full campus license for Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. LockDown Browser is a tool for test security in computer labs. Respondus Monitor is a tool for proctoring online tests.