Canvas Tips for School of Nursing Faculty
To download a one page Canvas Basics how-to guide, please see: http://www.son.washington.edu/computing/training/canvas/Canvasbasicsv2.pdf .
Canvas course checklist
Use this checklist to review your course and confirm that the content is in order, especially if the content was migrated from a Moodle course. Click on the checklist items below to view help pages about launching your course.
1) Test and review links within Modules
2) Hide the Files page to secure any confidential files stored there, such as quizzes in Word doc format
3) Remove any links from Modules, Quizzes, Pages or other areas that would have been hidden in a Moodle course:
4) Add a welcome message to your course Home page
5) Proofread your course in Student View
6) Publish your course to open the course and notify your students
7) Update your web browser
Meta courses/cross listing
Courses that are cross listed in the Time Schedule will be automatically combined into a single Canvas web site. Courses listed in the Time Schedule as Primary sections, with one letter (ex. NUS 100 A), will each have a Canvas web site provisioned. If the sections are joined in the Time Schedule, they will be combined into a single Canvas course web site. Courses listed in the Time Schedule as Secondary sections, with two letters (ex. NUS 100 AA, BB, & CC), will be combined into a single Canvas web site for the Primary section of the course.
Combining course web sites within Canvas
Separate from the Time Schedule, it's also possible to manually combine course web sites within Canvas, using the Canvas Section and Canvas Cross listing features. When using those tools to combine two Canvas course web sites, the enrollment (i.e. Section) of one web site is redirected (i.e. Cross listed) to the second web site. When students logon, they have access only to the second course web site. UW-IT has posted instructions for using this feature of Canvas here: http://www.washington.edu/lst/help/Canvas-instructors/combine.