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 https://hub.wpi.edu/article/585/download-zoom-on-personal-machine Has mobile app for iPhone and Android Mobile app - login with WPI credentials Download from your device's app store Download from your device's app store Download from your device's app store Guests Owner can add/invite Meeting host can add On a case-by-case basis Accessibility ASL visibility features, live closed captions (US only), and Immersive Reader Transcripts, captioning, keyboard shortcuts, screen reader support MS Immersive Reader, high contrast UI, underline links, keyboard shortcuts, screen reader support
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 On a case-by-case basis Whiteboard Yes Yes Meeting Chat Yes Yes
Phone and SMS (text) Features
Zoom Phone calls will appear from your WPI phone extension (once transitioned).
Zoom Teams Call a cell phone or landline in the US or Canada Yes No Call an international phone number(outside US and Canada) International Zoom Meetings are free. Yes (if approved for international license) No SMS or text a cell phone number in the US or Canada Yes No Call Transfer Yes No Call Forwarding Yes No Voicemail Yes No Call Recording Yes No Call Blocking Yes No Call Delegation Yes No Call Park Yes No Call Hold Yes No Elevate to Meeting or Video Call Yes No Salesforce Integration 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 Instant Message / Chat Yes Yes No Polling Yes Yes (can be used for attendance) Yes through Surveys
Teams Zoom Canvas Assignments/Quizzes Yes No Yes Grading Yes 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