We have listed the gradable items in Canvas in an easy-to-read chart format so that you can easily and quickly see what options are available to you. We have also linked to some options that can be used as a workaround for any features that are unavailable or unsupported in Canvas.
|✔ Yes||Feature available|
|✘ No||Feature not available|
|N/A||Feature not supported, but workaround possible|
|Can be graded||Can add a rubric|
|Assignments||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Turnitin Assignments||✔ Yes||✔ Yes - learn more|
|Discussion Board||✔ Yes||✔ Yes, if Discussion is set to be graded|
|Assessments/Tests/Quizzes||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Surveys||✔ Yes||✔ Yes, if survey is set to be graded|
|Journals||N/A, see workaround||N/A, see workaround|
|Wikis/Pages||✘ No||✘ No|
|Attendance||✔ Yes, learn more||✘ No|
|Chat||✘ No||✘ No|
|Collaborations||✘ No||✘ No|
|Blackboard Collaborate||✘ No, but creative workaround possible||✘ No|
|Conferences||✘ No, but creative workaround possible||✘ No|
|Kaltura Video Quizzes||✔ Yes||✘ No|
You must add your Canvas rubric prior to linking to the Turnitin external app in assignment settings. This means, you must create the assignment as a basic Canvas assignment, then add add the Canvas rubric to the assignment, and then edit the assignment settings to make it into a Turnitin Assignment. For step-by-step instructions see How do I use a Canvas rubric with a Turnitin assignment?
Canvas does not have a "Journal" tool, however, you can use Canvas Assignments creatively to somewhat mimic a journal tool. The simplest option for this would be to create a different assignment for each journal. Make sure to include a due date in the assignment settings, but leave the "available until" date blank on each of these assignments. This way, you can:
To grade student attendance in a web-conference, you could create a single-question, password-protected quiz for each web-conferencing session. During the session, give out the password, and then students can complete the quiz after the session has ended. If a student did not "attend" the web-conferencing session, then they will be unable to complete the quiz.