Step 2: Build course in Canvas. With your completed Course Development Worksheet, you are ready to dive into the course build.
- Request your Canvas course shell.
- oCourses: ASU Online Course Request Form - Submit this for all ASU Online courses and associated cross-lists.
- iCourses and on-campus courses: Request a Course Shell from UTO (instructions) - Use the MyASU link for all iCourses, hybrids, and campus courses.
- Not sure whether your course is an iCourse or oCourse? Check Class Search.
- Apply a Canvas template to your course shell provided by either EdPlus, The College, or your unit's instructional designer. The Canvas template will have the required ASU policies, basic Modules structure, etc., built out for you. Email email@example.com for template questions.
- Create your syllabus using the Canvas Syllabus page.
- Need a syllabus template? Download this: The College Syllabus Template
- Your syllabus text should be embedded on the Syllabus page, but you can also attach it as a document if you prefer--just make sure they match exactly.
- Begin creating and uploading your course content (as outlined in your Course Development Worksheet) in your Canvas shell.
- Search Canvas Guides if you get stuck. Below are a few Canvas Guides FAQs:
- Consult with an Instructional Designer for pedagogical strategies, interactive technologies, and assignment solutions.
Timeline. This step goes pretty quickly if a) you're using a Canvas template, b) you're guided by your completed development worksheet, and c) your course isn't very complex. If you're new to Canvas or if your course has complicated navigation, custom media, or beaucoup materials, you'll want to build in several extra weeks (or months!) into your timeline.
Note. It is essential that your course is 100% built and ready to go before students are dropped into the course, because once the course starts, your attention will be on grading, providing feedback, and modeling an engaged online presence for your students.