This is part 4 of a 4-week series on how to get your course ready in Canvas
In Week 1, we explored training opportunities, uploaded a profile picture, uploaded a syllabus to the Syllabus tab, and uploaded files.
In Week 2, added Modules and Pages, and looked at examples of courses from other institutions for ideas.
In Week 3, we added Activities (Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes), hid all unused Course Navigation, and selected a Home Page.
Here are some ideas of what to do this week to finish your course in Canvas.
Submit any needed requests
- Add a co-instructor, librarian, or guest to your course
- Merge multiple sections of your courses to manage them together
View your course as a student
Prior to publishing your course, it is a good idea to view the course under Student View in order to test it fully before it’s published.
Publish your course
In order for students to see a Canvas course, you need to publish it. It takes just a few seconds to publish a course!
Note: publishing a course does not publish content that has been designated as “draft” or “unpublished.” To publish content, assignments, modules, etc., you must click the publish icon next to each item.
Communicate with students
- Learn how to post Announcements. Students can only receive Announcements in courses that are Published.
- Learn how to send Inbox Messages. You can only send Inbox Messages in courses that are Published.
Feel free to reach out to Canvas 24/7 support via phone or chat if you have any questions! Canvas 24/7 support is available by clicking the question mark icon in the left-hand course navigation menu.
They can help you answer almost every question you have in Canvas. If they are unable to help, they will refer you back to the Canvas Team at Educational Technology Services.