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Export/Import Guide for Blackboard to Canvas Migration

Use the guide, linked below, to export courses out of Blackboard and import them into Canvas. Please be aware that depending on how your course is set up, this is not a perfect migration.

Blackboard_Import.pdfBlackboard Import

Panopto in Canvas at AMC

panopto canvas provisioning.docxpanopto canvas provisioning.docx

​Academic Integrity Course Import

The Academic Integrity course comes in two flavors - both containing the exact same content. Both options create a Module in your Canvas course containing a link to content and a quiz.

This .imscc file should not be opened on your computer. Rather, your Canvas course will interpret it and import the content.

The first option links to the static public website for the content  (viewable here​)

The second option creates customizable pages inside of Canvas for the content that can be edited:

Both options contain the Test Your Knowledge quiz.

Student Events Calendar

There are lots of great events going on here at UC Denver. The Student Events Calendar is the easiest way to keep track of what's going on for faculty and students. Use this guide to embed the claendar in your course navigation, onto it's own page, or just to share the link to the calendar.

iClicker Integration

Respondus Exam Builder

Respondus is a Windows only solution to export, import and publish exams to Canvas. Download the and then email the CU Online Help Desk​ or call 303-315-3700 for installation instructions and password. 

Tool Comparison Tables

These tables align comparable tools between LMSes to help you map what you used before to a similar tool in Canvas. Since not every tool functions exactly the same way, we’ve linked the Canvas column to the relevant tutorial guide on Canvas’ support website.

Click on the item in the Canvas column to view Canvas’ tutorial guide about the topic.

eCollege to Canvas Tool Comparison Table



Announcements Announcements​
Syllabus​ Syllabus
Units Modules
Exam​ Quizzes
Threaded Discussion Discussions
Text / Multimedia Items​​ Pages
Gradebook Grades
Gradebook > User Activity Settings > Course Statistics
Email Conversations
Adobe Connect / Live Conferences / Adobe Connect
What’s New Course Activity Stream Canvas app, Speedgrader app
Doc Sharing Files
Groups People > View User Groups

Blackboard to Canvas Tool Comparison Chart

Blackboard Canvas
Announcements Announcements​
Syllabus/Schedule Syllabus
Lectures​​ Modules
Tests/Quizzes Quizzes
Discussion Boards Discussions
Blogs ePortfolios
Wiki Pages
Groups People > View User Groups
My Grades (Students) Grades
Grade Center Grades
Performance Dashboard Settings > Course Statistics
Messages Conversations
Calendar Calendar
Adobe Connect or Virtual Classroom Conferences / Adobe Connect
SafeAssign (Plagiarism Detection) TBD
Blackboard Mobile app Canvas app, SpeedGrader app
Files Files
Item Add Item to Module
Assignments Assignments
Survey Quizzes > Create Survey
Folder Modules or Files
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