Faculty Reminders: Preparing your Canvas Course for the Fall 2020 Semester

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Reusing Canvas Course Materials:

If you’d like to reuse Canvas course materials from another course, in whole or in part, please see the Canvas Guide, “How do I copy content from another Canvas course?” for additional details and step-by-step instructions.

Please note the following:

  • Announcements that are imported do not send out notifications. Notifications are sent when a new announcement is created in a published course that is within the course start and end dates). You may want to recreate your announcements once the course is published.
  • Discussion replies do not copy. If you have created any replies to your own discussions (like the Getting to Know Your discussion) you will want to respond to the forums.
  • When you import a course you get a “Imported Assignments” group on the Assignments page. You can delete this group using the three vertical dot menu for the group.
  • Don’t forget to publish your class! As long as your course is published, your students will be able to access it during the course dates.

Please revise the following, as needed:

  • Update Course syllabus
  • Update assignment availability dates, due dates, status (published or unpublished)
  • Review module/content status (published or unpublished)
  • Review course settings:
    • Course dates
    • Course options
    • Navigation menu

Course Availability for Students:

As a reminder, students cannot view a Canvas course or receive any announcements unless the course is published and within the official course start and end dates.

  • To publish a course, please go to your course and click the Publish button that appears in the right side of the course home page.
  • To check course availability dates, go to the course, go to the Settings link, then Course Details tab. You can revise the dates the dates, if desired.

Cisco Webex in Canvas: 

Cisco Webex has been added to Canvas courses for the fall semester. If you plan to use Webex with your classes, please contact the Moraine Valley Help Desk to request a Webex account.