• Canvas Beginning Course Checklist - Level 1


    * If you are importing last years course best practice is to check the settings listed below after you have imported the course.

    ** First time users will need to set up the imported Skyward course(s) with the settings described below.

    Canvas Beginning Course Checklist Level 1 Instructions for those who prefer a checklist. 

    TIPS: Remember to PUBLISH your course for student view & Review the Course in Student View.

    Open a course

    A. Go to Settings in the Course navigation to the Course Details Tab

    • You may "Choose Image" for the course(s) card that will display on the dashboard
    • Do not set an END date on the course - leave this box blank

    • Locate the "Grading Scheme"
      • Check the box
      • View grading scheme and select the PISD Grading Scheme

    • Locate "Visibility" to set the course syllabus to Public. You may post the public syllabus URL link on your teacher webpage.
      • Leave the setting to "Course" 
      • Check the "Customize" box
      • Syllabus - select "Public" 

    • Locate and select "more options"
      • When an announcement has been created in the course there is an option to display that announcement on the front page of the course
      • Check the box "Show recent announcements on Course home page", best practice is up to 3 announcements to display
      • Next, are discussion options for students-if you are beginning with Canvas discussions you may want to check "Let students attach files to discussions" and uncheck the other boxes/you may return to this screen to turn those boxes on later.

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and "Update Course Details"

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    How do I know the dates that my course(s) begins and ends?

    B. Go to Settings in the Course navigation to the Sections Tab

    • Under Course Sections open each section
      • Active Enrollments will be listed
      • Completed Enrollments will be listed
      • Run dates for this course will be listed for Semester A, Semester B and Year Long courses

    C. Go to Settings in the Course navigation to the Navigation Tab

    • Set the order of the  Course Navigation to Home, Modules & Syllabus, by simply drag and drop the items to reorder
    • Add the other navigation buttons as needed
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and SAVE!

    D. Go to Settings in the Course navigation to the Feature Options Tab

     

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