OID Canvas How To

Prepare for Canvas:

If you currently have courses in Blackboard that you need to migrate to Canvas, use the following steps to prepare your course for an easy transition:

  1. Prepare Your Blackboard Videos for Canvas 
  2. Prepare Your Blackboard Files for Canvas
  3. Export Rubrics, Tests, Surveys and Pools from Blackboard
  4. Watch the Canvas Overview
  5. Request a Manually Created Course from OIT

Build Your Course in Canvas:

Download the accessible PDF Version of our checklist for building a course in Canvas.

Once your Manually Created Courses appear in Canvas, the Office of Instructional Design recommends building your course in this order:

1. Import a Template

2. Build Assignments: Visit the Assignments Page from the left-hand navigation menu and create the graded assignments for your course. Depending on the template you selected, there may be assignments you can customize, or you can duplicate the existing assignments to meet your needs. Canvas assignments include discussions, assignments, and quizzes.

3. Create Learning Pathways: Construct learning pathways on the Modules page. Depending on the template you selected, you may create learning pathways in weekly folders, modules, or course files.

4. Customize the materials and content: Customize the template prompts with materials, checklists for students, and other content. Be sure to add your Syllabus.

5. Double-check Course Settings: Check settings in your canvas course  settings (grade book, etc.)

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