Q. How do I begin to set up a Canvas class?


Use the handout "8 Steps to Build Your Canvas Course," or refer to the text below from the handout, to help you develop a workflow to design and create your canvas course.


  • Edit the description


  • Where come from? 
  • Organize


  • Are your grades weighted? If so, then create assignment groups.
  • Create new assignments
  • Fill in basic information to create the shell

Set your Navigation

  • under course settings
  • move it, hide it, but can't rename it


  • create your own, set as syllabus, modules, etc.


  • add and organize content in modules
  • think about how your content is best presented

Run Through

  • fill in information about assignments like dates, etc.
  • be sure all content is correct
  • check setting on modules and assignments


  • publish your course


  • Last Updated Aug 01, 2018
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  • Answered By David Vess

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