Information Technology supports the use of varied collaboration tools, including Teams, Zoom and Canvas. This article compares features and capabilities to help you choose the tool that best meets your needs. Further consultation is also available from IT.
Teams Zoom Canvas Web - Login with WPI Credentials https://portal.office.com https://wpi.zoom.us https://canvas.wpi.edu Desktop App - Login with WPI Credentials https://hub.wpi.edu/article/315/install-office-365-on-personal-machine https://hub.wpi.edu/article/585/download-zoom-on-personal-machine Has mobile app for iPhone and Android Guests Owner can add/invite Meeting host can add On a case-by-case basis
Teams Zoom Canvas Meet directly in Teams or access Zoom from Teams Schedule meetings and on a case-by-case basis webinars Can schedule Zoom meetings through Zoom app and Teams meetings through Calendar (rich content editor) Attendance Yes Limited (see Collaboration Features) Yes Breakout Rooms Yes Yes Record Meeting Yes Yes Screen Sharing/Control Sharing Yes Yes Transcript of Meeting Yes Yes Webinar Yes aka Live Meeting On a case-by-case basis Whiteboard Yes Yes
Teams Zoom Canvas Access other Apps Yes No Yes App sharing Yes Yes No Document co-authoring Yes No Yes File Storage/Access Materials Yes No 1 GB of storage, expandable through integrated services Polling Yes Yes (can be used for attendance) Yes through Surveys
Teams Zoom Canvas Assignments/Quizzes Yes, Limited No Yes Grading Yes, Limited No Yes Private Workspace Yes No Yes
Teams Zoom Canvas Easily integrates with Microsoft 365 apps, as well as others. Zoom integrates into several tools including Teams, Canvas, Slack. Schedule Zoom meetings in Canvas on students’ Canvas Calendar & To Do List. Video streaming & web conferencing services integrated into Canvas (Zoom, Echo360, Ensemble, Studio) Synchronous file access and editing Zoom recordings can be automatically ported to WPI cloud services Echo360 and Ensemble. Advanced grading tools (automation, grade release, weighting, audio and video feedback) Perform most functions from computer or mobile device with web connection. Discussion forums Group Assignments Custom access (open and close course, custom assignment dates and roles) Chronological organization and content release in Modules