There are several course management tools used for teaching and learning at Brown University. This guide is designed to inform you of the different features associated with each tool so that you can select the appropriate course management system to meet your teaching and learning needs.
Canvas: A digital site for a traditional course that is listed in Banner. Instructors may be interested in this if they teach a face-to-face course that wants to deliver digital reading, assignments and assessments for grading purposes.
Workday Learning: A digital site for non-academic content designed for the Brown community. This tool does not support collaboration, but is used to manage registration and tracking the progress of individual users.
Google Classroom: A digital site for assignment collaboration in which Brown instructors, staff and students can create and participate. Instructors may be interested in using this if they want instructors and students working collaboratively.
Google Sites: A customizable website for learning communities in which Brown instructors, staff and students can create and participate. Instructors may be interested in using this if they want students to create and manage a website for a course assignment.
Brown Blogs: A customizable blog for courses or personal use. Instructors, staff and students can create a blog and enrolled students can participate. Instructors may be interested in using this if they want students creating and submitting a digital storytelling assignment with text and multimedia.
For more information: Comparison Chart - Course Management Tools
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