Content to Add to Your Canvas Course for Students (Instructors)

It is important to provide additional information and instructions to students using Canvas and other integrated applications that you include in your Canvas course. Available options include:

  1. You can create a Getting Started with Canvas Page in your Canvas course and copy the "Getting Started with Canvas" content into the page to get started OR
  2. Follow the instructions for Importing Student Resources into your Canvas Course as another option.

Getting Started with Canvas

Canvas is a web-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet. It provides a variety of tools to facilitate teaching and learning. All courses at TWU use Canvas. The basic tools used in a Canvas course include a syllabus, learning materials (documents, videos, etc.), discussions, calendar, email, announcements, grades, exams, and assignments. Other helpful resources include:

  1. The Canvas Student Guide is available online if you need any help using email, creating discussion posts and replies, submitting assignments or taking assessments (quizzes and exams). 
  2. Teaching and Learning with Technology offers a Canvas Guide for Online Courses.
  3. To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket.

Importing Student Resources into your Canvas Course

We have created several Student Resources pages for you to import into your Canvas Course from the Commons. The Student Resources available include:

  1. Getting Started with Badges (Badgr)
  2. Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
  3. Getting Started with Canvas
  4. Getting Started with Panopto Recordings
  5. Getting Started with Polls for Canvas
  6. Getting Started with Respondus LockDown Browser
  7. Getting Started with TurningPoint (Clickers)
  8. Getting Started with Turnitin

A link to the Commons can be found on the Global Navigation menu. Below are instructions to help you import the Student Resources Pages into your course. To find the resource in Commons use the search terms: TWUID, Student Resources

For instructions to import the Student Resources Page review: How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?

Open your Canvas course, click on Pages from Course Navigation and the new Page will be available in your course. You can link the Page to your Getting Started or Welcome Module. If you would like assistance using Commons or creating a Getting Started or Welcome Module in your Canvas course, please contact your Instructional Design Partner.

Support options:

  1. Contact an Instructional Design Partner to design learning activities for students or talk about effective ways to interact with students in your Canvas courses. 
  2. To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket. 
 
External Links:
  1. Canvas Guide for Online Courses: https://twu.edu/guide-for-online-courses/canvas/
  2. How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-16710-4152725291
  3. Technology Service Desk: servicedesk@twu.edu