Course Modules - Creating the Structure

Course modules is how you provide structure, organization, and navigation in your course.  Once you create the Canvas Modules, you should then add any readings, lectures, assignments, interactions, etc. within the modules.  This makes it easy for students to know what they are supposed to do and what is due.

First Module

A "Start Here" module is one of the first items in the Modules, and provides students with an easy place to begin the course.  This module should include an instructor introduction, course introduction, and used as a way to point students to the syllabus and other items that need to be reviewed or addressed.

The first module should include the following:

Syllabus Quiz: Distance Education will provide you with the Syllabus Quiz.  You will need to set the requirements, dates and prerequisites.

Self-Introduction Discussion: This is a good way to encourage your students to get to know each other and start interacting.  You could also ask them to post a video instead.

Q&A Discussion Board: This can be used throughout the term as a place for students to ask questions and review answers.

Canvas Pages

When creating a Page, the Rich Content Editor at the top, has several editing features.  For more information, please click here: Canvas Rich Content Editor.

You can edit text and insert images, videos, etc. in every area of Canvas where you are able to add text.  You can add a video to a discussion or an equation to a quiz, the toolbar there will work in just the same way. 

Add your Canvas Pages in the appropriate Module.

Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes

Create your assignments, discussions, and quizzes in Canvas and then pull them into each module.

When you create graded assignments, this creates your columns in the Gradebook.  You can decide whether you want them to submit an assignment in Canvas or a paper assignment that they will turn in onsite during class.  If you want a column in the Gradebook to manually enter a grade and expect no submission, then you can also create a non-submission assignment to create the column.


PowerPoints, PDFs and Word documents can be added in Files and can be embedded in Pages or added directly in Modules.


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