Quick Tips to Setup a New Course

Below are links to online guides to help you set up your Canvas course. We suggest you first “start a new course” to serve as a master copy. . As the semester nears, you will want to import the contents of your master course into your class using the steps outlined on the Reusing Canvas Course Materials page on the CTL website.

  1. Login to Canvas at https://canvas.morainevalley.edu 
  2. Manage “Favorite” Course List
    Note: Your course(s) should automatically appear on the Dashboard page in Canvas.

  3. Post/Edit Your Course Syllabus
  4. Add Course Materials
  5. Add Course Assignments/Gradebook Items
    The assignments page generates gradebook items.

  6. Setup Grades
  7. Choose Course Home Page
  8. Manage Course Settings
  9. Schedule Course Availability:
  10. Always Remember To Logout And Close the Browser!

Additional Canvas information is available in our Canvas Jump Start Series and through Canvas Guides and Resources.

Other Things to Know

  • Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning for training-related questions.  Please feel free to stop by L-244 or call us at 708-974-5347 during regular business hours.
  • The Help Desk should be the first point of contact on all technical issues for both faculty and students. Additionally, a few help desk personnel have been granted course view-only permissions to support students. The help desk will communicate with you if they needed to view your course in an effort to support a student’s help request. The Help Desk can be reached at 708-608-4357 (HELP) or via MVConnect.