For any class, there is important information to communicate to students so they know what is expected of them. This may include: assignments, due dates, course objectives, and general rules. A great way to do this is by creating a course syllabus. Inside of Canvas, you are able to use the rich text editor to create your syllabus, which you can copy and paste from an electronic copy. As you add assignments and assessments to your course, they will automatically be loaded into the bottom half of the syllabus, allowing students to stay up-to-date and informed about what is going on in your course.
- [Voiceover] For any class,…there's important information to communicate to students…so that they know all of your expectations.…This may include assignments, due dates,…course objectives or general rules.…On Canvas, it's easy to create a syllabus…that students will have access to,…and building a syllabus is a two-part process,…one we can get started with right now.…Currently, I'm on my Dashboard,…and I'm going to enter in to my biology class.…Inside of here,…on the course navigation,…I'm going to click on syllabus,…and you'll notice that it tells us that the syllabus page…shows a table oriented view of the course schedule,…and the basic of course grading,…so here we can click on edit and add anything…that we want.…
So, in here on the top right,…I'll click edit,…and we can use the rich text editor…to add whatever we would like to for our syllabus.…Now, I already have a syllabus as a PDF file,…so what I'm going to do is go down to my finder,…go to my desktop,…and I'm going to bring up my course syllabus.…From here, I'm simply going to copy this text,…
- Setting up a teacher account and profile
- Creating the course and syllabus
- Adding a grading scheme
- Creating student groups
- Using group discussions
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Building test question banks
- Exploring the grading tools (including SpeedGrader)
- Working with modules
- Publishing a course
Skill Level Beginner
1. Get Started with Canvas 2016
Create a teacher account1m 2s
2. Create a Course
3. Create Student Groups
4. Add Assignments and Quizzes
5. Explore the Grading Tools
6. Course Management Tools
Next steps1m 12s
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