Create and Share Course Content

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Students benefit when your course site is clear and consistent. When creating your Canvas course site make sure:

  • titles for course resources are clear and descriptive
  • assignments have a completion date 
  • learning units contain ALL resources pertaining to that unit
  • ALL graded assignments are included in the gradebook

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Design and organize your course site

Canvas offers multiple options to organize content. The module layout is the most accessible way to arrange course materials on your course site. 

Find and share course materials

There are a number of options for selecting textbooks and other course materials at the University. Consider communicating with the Libraries and Bookstores to find free or affordable options for your students. 

Plan for and practice accessible and inclusive teaching

Upload and post course content

Canvas is very flexible and accommodates a range of file formats. You can upload Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, videos and images, Google docs, etc.
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Record a video for students to watch online

Videos can be used to record lectures and can be embedded in pages, announcements, assignments, quizzes, and discussions. Instructional videos do not need to have high production values to be effective. You can use the camera on your phone (or tablet) or the webcam and microphone built into your laptop. We recommend using Kaltura: a University-supported tool that is integrated within Canvas. 
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