Support and Resources in Canvas

Fall 2020 Canvas Readiness Checklist

Canvas offers a digital home for your students who may be accessing your course from across campus or across the globe.  Prepare your Hybrid NUflex course by following these steps:

Use Homepage to welcome and orient students

A homepage for the course equips students with essential information about the course and where to get started.

Add a Syllabus to the course

The Syllabus maps out the course communication plan and course deliverables. Linking it from the Syllabus area of each course makes it easy for students to access. 

Utilize Modules for course flow

Modules provide an at-a-glance view of the activities for a given week or topic. They also create a linear flow for navigating through the week’s activities. 

Link course content through Canvas

Linking all files, videos, and library materials into Canvas modules helps students find course content and obtain an at-a-glance view of materials.

Create and grade Assignments through Canvas

Students may not have printers, so digital assignment submission is key. Assignments can be turned in via Canvas native assignments, quizzes, or integrated external tools.

Create online class meetings

Zoom or Teams class meetings can be configured and accessible through the Canvas course. The Zoom integration will also add the link to students’ Canvas calendars. 

Publish Your course in Canvas

Publishing your courses by the start of the term helps students prepare and feel ready to learn. You can publish or unpublish entire modules or some items within modules.

Communicate with students

Canvas is the central place to communicate with students about the course outside of course meetings, including sending announcements and messages.

Transition Resources for Faculty

No courses will be available in Blackboard for the fall 2020 semester, and all Northeastern instruction will happen in Canvas.

Below are resources for faculty to begin the process of teaching on Canvas.

teach on Canvas 

To start building out a course shell, log in to Canvas today.

migrate my course to Canvas from Blackboard

Faculty wishing to migrate existing courses from Blackboard to Canvas can learn more about the migration service.

Learn More About Canvas

Get step-by-step articles on how to use Canvas in the knowledge base.

Elevate the Learning Experience 

In addition to the resources available through Academic Technology Services and the Canvas team, CATLR offers the following sessions and resources focusing on Canvas pedagogy.

  • Consult with assigned AT Scholars on best practices for developing your digital presence in Canvas as you prepare for fall 2020.

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