Step 2: Build course in Canvas. With your completed Course Development Worksheet, you are ready to dive into the course build.

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.