UVACollab 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 UVACollab.

Note: If you are looking to use a tool from UVACollab 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:

Integrated External Tools

External tools that were integrated into UVACollab, such as Media Gallery, Online Meetings (Zoom), and UVA Bookstore Inclusive Access 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:

Most external tools work very similarly in Canvas to how they did in UVACollab. Some of these tools have new or improved features in Canvas.

Equivalent Tools

UVACollab Tool Equivalent in UVACanvas Help Guides
Announcements Announcements
Anonymous Feedback Anonymous Feedback
Assignments Assignments
Calendar Calendar
Chat Chat
Discussions Discussions
Gradebook Grades: View your gradebook items in a table format.

Assignments: Manage your gradebook categories (now assignment groups) and gradebook items in Assignments.
Groups 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 from Site Course Import
Lessons Modules
Messages Inbox
Posted Feedback Posted Feedback
Resources Files
Rich Text Editor Rich Content Editor
Roster 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.
Sign Up 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.
Site Email Course Email
Site Settings Settings
Statistics New Analytics
Syllabus Syllabus
Tests & Quizzes Quizzes
Web Link Redirect Tool

Pages: Create a page and allow students to edit the page.

Collaborations: Share a Microsoft document from OneDrive that everyone in the class edits collaboratively.