Pearson eCollege's LearningStudio Comparison Chart

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Just over one year ago, we made a transitions from Pearson eCollege's LearningStudio LMS to Canvas.  Here is a chart that we put together a while back for our faculty to help them understand the differences between the two platform.  The last version of LearningStudio we used before we switched was their .NExT platform (based on Microsoft's .NET framework).


eCollege to Canvas Tool Comparison Table
eCollegeCanvasText-based Guide(s)
Video Tutorial(s)
AnnouncementsAnnouncementsWhat are Announcements?Announcements Overview (Instructors)

(Course Admin >> Course Scheduler)

CalendarWhat is the Calendar for instructors?Calendar Overview (Instructors)

Course Enrollment
(Course Admin >> Course Enrollment)

PeopleHow do I use the People page as an instructor?People Overview (Instructors)

Course Information & Preferences
(Course Admin >> Course Information & Preferences)

(left nav bar)
What are the Canvas settings at the course level?Course Settings (Instructors)
DiscussionsDiscussionsWhat are Discussions for instructors?Discussion Creation (Instructors)
Doc SharingFilesWhat are Files for instructors?Files: Add Course Content (Instructors)
DropboxAssignmentsWhat are Assignments for instructors?

Assignments Overview (Instructors)
Assignments Creation (Instructors)

EmailConversationsHow do I use Conversations?Communication Overview (Instructors)
Faculty Course Copy ToolCourse Import ToolWhat does the Course Import tool do?Course Import Tool (Instructors)
GradebookGradesWhat are Grades and the Gradebook?
What is SpeedGrader?
Gradebook Overview (Instructors)
SpeedGrader Overview (Instructors)
Groups (Course Admin >> Group Management)Groups

What are Student Groups?

Groups: Creation & Management (Instructors)
Journaln/aFeature not available in Canvas, but you can vote for this idea between May 5, 2015 and August 5, 2015: Student Journal or Blog Feature.  See How does the voting process work for feature ideas? for more information.
Learning PlansModulesWhat are Modules for instructors?Modules: Creation & Management (Instructors)
Live (Chat and ClassLive)ConferencesWhat is Chat?
What are Conferences for instructors?
Chat Overview (Instructors)
Conferences Overview (Instructors)
Mobile site ( Apps


Canvas App for iPhone (All Users)
Canvas App for iPad (All Users)
Canvas App for Android Phone (All Users)
Canvas App for Android Tablet (All Users)
Quizzes/Tests/ExamsQuizzesWhat are Quizzes for instructors?Quiz Creation: Settings (Instructors)
Quiz Creation: Questions (Instructors)
SyllabusSyllabusHow do I use the Syllabus as an instructor?Syllabus Overview (Instructors)
Text/Multimedia PagesPagesWhat are Pages for instructors?Pages: Creation & Management (Instructors)
User Activity
(Gradebook >> User Activity)
Course AnalyticsWhat are Analytics for my course?Course Analytics (Instructors)
Visual EditorRich Content Editor (RCE)What is the Rich Content Editor?Rich Content Editor (All Users)
What’s NewCourse Activity StreamHow do I use the Course Activity Stream?
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This is a fantastic resource,​. Thank you for sharing this with the community! Smiley Happy

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You're welcome!  :smileygrin:

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I've worked at MPTC since January 2001 as Web Specialist in the Instructional Technology department. Basically, I work with our Curriculum department to put courses into Canvas for our faculty. I enjoy playing disc golf, watching movies, playing video games, playing board/card games (Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Splendor, Above and Below, Munchkin, and Exploding Kittens), reading, and being with family and friends. I help volunteer with our Sr. High Youth program at my church and also help with the soundboard and running slides for our Sunday services. I am currently on my fourth Toyota Prius. The first (a silver 2004 2nd Gen) was victim to a flood that came through our area, and water got inside which ruined many of the electronics in it. My second (a magnetic gray metallic 2009 2nd Gen) was totaled in a rear-end collision. I totaled my 3rd Prius (a silver 2011) when I rear-ended someone by accident in town. I now have a 2019 Toyota Prius Limited...and it's awesome!