Canvas Course Templates

There are course structure templates available in the Canvas Commons, that you can import into your course to easily build the structure of your course.

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Template Summaries

To find these templates in the Commons, search by 'Cañada College' or 'Canada College' and they'll come up.

  • Welcome Module

The Welcome Module gives you a space to enter the main information about your course, like your syllabus, and contact information. And it already includes things like Student Services and technology support information.

  • Weekly Modules Layout

This template will set you up with 18 weekly modules that include a module overview page and weekly Q&A discussion forums. Course Navigation is also already simplified.

  • Units/Chapters Module Layout

This template will set you up with 8 unit modules that include a module overview page and a weekly discussion forum. Course Navigation is also already simplified. This layout could also be adapted for a weekly layout in a 5 or 8 week short course.

  • Modules by Type of Item Layout

This template will set you up with 5 modules for Course Information, Readings, Quizzes, Assignments, and Additional Resources, as well as a few module-specific discussion forums. Course Navigation is also already simplified. This course may work well for a face-to-face class that will use Canvas as a resource repository.