Has anyone built a document or table that compares and contrasts the differences and uses for Canvas Commons and Blueprint Courses?
I have now been asked about a half dozen times what the differences between the two are and why Blueprint might be better than Commons (and vice versa). The answer of "one is a push and one is a pull" only gets me so far
I'm hoping someone in the community has already built this type of document or table?
Hey cms_hickss, it's not exactly what you're after but @kblack did some excellent work outline the nuances of Blueprint courses in https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/higher-ed/blog/2017/08/05/designing-maintaining-and-perhaps-r.... @efomin , hopefully you've seen this as well because I would imagine it will help out a lot with creating feature comparison list or pros/cons lists. I'm going to mark this question as "assumed answered" because technically someone has created a list and shared it.
I wanted that chart myself! I ended up comparing Blueprints to Commons to Importing course cartridges.
Well shoot. I can't attach my Word doc. If you'd like a nicer formatted table, drop me a line.
|Blueprint Courses||Canvas Commons||Importing Course Cartridges||Merging/Crosslisting Course Sites|
|Rights needed||Combination of Admin and Instructor||Admin or Instructor||Admin or Instructor||Admin or Instructor|
|“Push” or “Pull”||Push||Pull||Pull||n/a|
|Number of Courses updated at once||Any number within the same subaccount||Any number as long as updater is instructor in all sites.||One at a time.||Only one course site used.|
|Advantages||Opportunity to lock certain aspects of course content, while allowing instructors of linked sites autonomy.|
Library of educational resources available for use.Can push updates to selected resources as needed.
|Opportunity to customize each import.||One site to maintain. Opportunities for cross section instructional activities.|
Not all aspects of a course available for locking.
Limited sync history.Administrator rights needed for at least initial set up.
|Must be enrolled in all linked sites.||Updating content risks duplicating course materials.||Large Enrollment course sites in Canvas have multiple pain points.|