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Update Your Course for the New Term

As an instructor preparing your course for a new term, you may find yourself balancing several different tasks at once. Even with existing course content from a previous term, you will still need to customize and make changes to content, due dates, and in some cases, technology, to keep your course relevant for a new […]

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How do I set up my Canvas course?

If you’re new to online teaching, or just new to Canvas, it can seem a little daunting trying to set up a new course. CTLD has prepared an assortment of tutorials that will help you through this process. If your department or a colleague has already created the course and has given you permission to […]

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Quick Start Canvas Guide

Quick Start Canvas Guide

This Quick Start Canvas Guide is designed to help you prepare your course shell for a new term. Whether you’ve taught the course before or not, the following steps are good best practices for organizing your information and making sure your course is set up exactly the way you need it to be to start […]

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How do I copy a Canvas course?

The following infographic provides guidance on copying the content from one course to a new or duplicate shell. Directions Log in to your Published Course shell in Canvas. Locate Import Existing Content from the menu on the right. Select your Previous Course (the course you want to copy content from). Choose to Copy Specific Content, […]

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The New and Improved 2021 Canvas Blueprint

The Canvas Blueprint is the basic structure provided for all online course shells, designed to promote consistency and quality at MSU Denver. If you have taught online since we moved to Canvas, then you are likely already familiar with the 2020 version of the Blueprint, which incorporates minimalist navigation to streamline the student experience and […]

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Course Copy Guide and Post Copy Guide

This guide will walk you through copying your course content to a new course shell at the start of a new semester or making a copy of your content for use in different sections. Each course shell for the new semester will come with the 2022 Blueprint content provided, which means that your shell will […]