Moodle to UVACanvas Tool Equivalency Chart
The information and equivalency chart on this page can help instructors and teaching assistants find steps to accomplish tasks in UVACanvas that they used to do in Moodle.
Note: If you are looking to use a tool from Moodle that is not mentioned below, please contact the Learning Technology Services (LTS) Team to request assistance.
Tip: Before getting started, see the following articles to familiarize yourself with UVACanvas:
- Visit your sites: How do I use the Global Navigation Menu as an instructor? (opens new window)
- Access tools in a site: How do I use the Course Navigation Menu as an instructor? (opens new window)
- Find and reuse content from Moodle: Checklist for Reusing Content from Moodle
External tools that were integrated into Moodle, such as Zoom (Online Meetings in UVACanvas), are also available in UVACanvas. For a list of currently available tools, see the Integrated Tools page (opens new window).
For steps to add one of these tools to your course, see one of the following articles:
- Tools that link in your Course Navigation Menu (e.g., Online Meetings): How do I manage Course Navigation links? (opens new window)
- Tools for activities students submit: How do I add an external tool assignment in UVACanvas?
Most external tools work very similarly in Canvas to how they did in Moodle. Some of these tools have new or improved features in Canvas.
|Moodle Activity or Tool||Equivalent Tool in UVACanvas||Help Guides|
|Backup||Export Course Content|
|Choice Activity, Questionnaire, or Survey||Quizzes|
Outcomes: Create and align outcomes to assignment rubrics and quiz question banks.
Learning Mastery Gradebook: View outcome assessment data to assess student learning.
|External Tool||External Tool|
Quizzes: Create a graded or ungraded survey.
Anonymous Feedback: Gather text feedback from students, with functionality similar to Moodle's Allow full anonymous mode setting for Feedback.
|Files and Folders||Files|
|Forum or Advanced Forum||
Discussions: Create an individual or group discussion with the option to enable grading.
Piazza: Create an ungraded question and answer discussion board, with advanced options for moderation and anonymous posting.
|Glossary||Modules: Create a Page with terms and definitions and add it to a module.|
|Grades and Gradebook Setup||
Grades: View your gradebook items in a table format.
Assignments: Manage your gradebook categories (now assignment groups) and gradebook items in Assignments.
|Groups and Groupings||
Sections: Make assignments or assessments only available to specific groups of students, assign different due dates to different groups, or create accessibility accommodations.
Groups: For creating group projects or assignments where multiple students make a single submission as a group.
|Import, IMS Content Package, or Restore||Course Import|
|Journal||Assignments: Create an assignment with the Submission Type of Online, Text Entry selected as the only option for Online Entry Options, and allow Unlimited submissions.|
|Question Bank||Question Banks/Item Banks|
People: View a list of everyone in your course with their course sections and profile photos.
Photo Roster: View students' official UVA photos, sort and filter students by section or group in a course with multiple roster sections or groups, hide student names to practice them, export a list of students with their email addresses and section and group membership.
Calendar: Set up slots for students to sign up for appointments through the Calendar.
Online Meetings: Use Zoom's Appointments feature to set up time slots for meeting virtually.
|Text Editor (HTML Editor)||Rich Content Editor|
Pages: Create a page and allow students to edit the page.
Box: Create a document in Box shared with People in your company for students to collaboratively edit.
Assignments: Create an assignment with Peer Review enabled for a simple peer review assignment.
Peerceptiv: Create a Peerceptiv assignment to set up advanced evaluation and assessment phases.
|Zoom||Online Meetings (Zoom)|