Course Setup Checklist
- 1 Brief Description and Possible Uses
- 2 Instructor Tutorials
- 3 Training Materials
- 4 Related Topics
- 5 Support
Brief Description and Possible Uses
Creating a new course in Canvas
There’s a few areas in Instructure Canvas where we use the word “Publish”. So I’ll explain what the meaning is on each different context. When you first come into a course that’s been created for you, it originally starts in an unpublished state. What this means is that you can add students and teacher and TAs to your course but it isn’t available to the students yet. This allows you to set up your course and get the content in and ready before it starts sending out notifications to all the students. As soon as you’re ready then you just click this button and it will become published and made available to the students; they’ll be able to see it and it will show up in their course menu.
From the Home screen click on Start a New Course
Enter in the Name of your course and Create a shorter reference code. Click on Save & Skip Rest.
Note on the next screen you see where your Course was Updated Successfully. In this area you can also Import Content, Add Course Assignments, Add Students or TAs to your course, add Calendar Events or Publish your course. You can also create New Announcements.
**Only teachers can see your new course until it is published. Students will ONLY see the course content after it is published.
Closing the Course Setup Checklist
The Course Setup Checklist allows you to navigate quickly to add components to your course. In order to close the Course Setup Checklist click the X in the top right corner of the bottom navigation window.
Opening the Course Setup Checklist
To open the Course Setup Checklist click the ? In the upper right corner. This will place the Checklist back down at the bottom of the page.
When a course is published, an invitation and registration email is sent out to all students. In the instance a student needs the invitation email sent to them again, this is how.
After logging in to your course, go to "Settings" in the left navigation bar
Then go to the "User" tab at the top
Locate the students name that needs the email resent and hover your mouse over it. Click on the "i"button.
A popup box that looks like this will appear
Click the "Re-Send Invitation" button and an invitation email will be sent out to the student.
In the event you need to re-send invitations to all of your students in the course click People on the left navigation bar.
Click Manage Users in the side bar on the right.
Click Re-Send All Unaccepted Invitations. This will send out an email invitation to any students who have not accepted their invitations.
Course Setup Checklist overview
Creating a course in Canvas
Publishing a course in Canvas
How do I change a student's full name?
Log in to your Canvas course
Click on the "People" section from the left navigation bar
Click "Add Users"
View current people. Click "Add Users" to invite more to the course
Choose who to add and enter their information
From the drop-down, choose the type of user you are wanting to invite (Students, Teachers, TA's or Observers).
In the text box, type the name and email address in the format of: First Last <email>
Canvas verifies the formatting is correct
Click "OK Looks Good, Add These # Users" to send invitation(s)