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How do I clear a Canvas shell of all content?

While you can delete individual items from a Canvas course, you may want to delete everything in the course at once. This usually happens when a mistake is made while copying the course and the wrong material is imported. You can request that ITS reset your Canvas shell by using the Canvas Course Reset ticket.

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Copy a Canvas Course into the New Semester

The start of a new semester can be a stressful time for instructors. Fortunately, there is one major part that is quick and painless: copying forward your Canvas course into a new shell. With just a little preparation, you can copy your course into the new semester; the whole process only takes about 10 minutes! […]

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Use Microsoft Forms for Knowledge Checks in Canvas

Knowledge checks are a great tool for ensuring student comprehension when reading your course material. At their most basic, they can simply be a multiple-choice question at the end of a section to help the student see if they understood the material. They appear after content in Canvas and ask a few questions to gauge […]

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Improve Student Engagement Using the Rich Content Editor

Creating content and readings for students is a fundamental way to provide information and context for your course. When teaching online, you should ensure the content you provide is engaging and complete for students to go through on their own. In Canvas, there are myriad tools you can use, and one of the most essential […]

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Why can’t students see the content I created?

All content in Canvas must be published and placed in a published module to be viewed by students.  You can find instructions on adding items to modules in our Add Items to Modules tutorial. Once the item is added, check that both it and the module are published. There should be a green check mark […]

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Blueprint: Sample Module Overview

The Blueprint sample module was designed to provide a foundation or organizational structure to customize and use in your course, if you wish. You can edit the Blueprint sample module provided in your new course shell with your own course content to make navigation easy for your students. The sample module includes templates for the […]

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Add Content to Modules

Modules are an excellent way to organize your online course. After you have created a Module, you can add content, such as assignments, pages, discussions, quizzes, files, and resources from external tools, to the Module. Consider whether you want to create modules based on week, unit, theme, or some other method. Note: Follow the steps below […]