Canvas Course Templates Now Available

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The Courseware Services Team has created a collection of optional templates for use in Canvas course sites. The templates are designed as a starting point for a variety of subjects and instructional settings. 

Each template includes an instructor module with instructions for using the template, an overview module with course information and student resources, sample weekly module(s), and sample midterm and finals assessment modules. The templates can be easily adapted for in-person, online, or hybrid courses.

Scrolling preview in Canvas of Template A: Basic, showing what is included in the template.

Reasons to Consider Using a Template

Course templates can expedite the course design and setup process, allowing you to focus on enhancing the learning content of your course. For students, the templates provide streamlined access to course information and learning materials. 

Additionally, we have thoughtfully incorporated Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, Canvas Best Practices, and web accessibility standards into the design of each template to help foster an inclusive learning experience. 

Get a Template for Your Course

You can preview a live version of each template from the student’s perspective. Once loaded into your course site, the template can be customized to accommodate the specific needs of your course.

Course templates can be applied to a Canvas site during the course creation process by request or self-service. Instructors can request to have all or specific elements of a template imported into a Canvas course site.

Visit Canvas Course Templates for more information about getting a template for your course.

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