From the Canvas Community website - “Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.”
As an instructor who is a Canvas user at USask, you will be able to find materials in, and share materials to the Canvas Commons. In addition, there are institution-wide documents, such as a Canvas template available in the Canvas Commons.
To learn how to search for and preview a resources in Canvas Commons, see the guide “How do I use Commons?
To learn how to add a resource you find in Canvas Commons to your own Canvas course, see “How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?”
To add a module, assignment, or quiz from one of your own courses in Canvas to Canvas Commons see this guide from Canvas – “How do I share a resource to Commons?”
To add individual files, such as an image or document from one of your own courses see – “How do I share a document, image, video, or audio file to Commons?”
You can search Canvas to find resources that may be useful for your course. You may find an entire course that might have some resources you would like to use, or you there may be individual modules, assignments, or other smaller parts of a course that you’ll find useful.
You can also share materials for others in your department, USask, or at other institutions to make use of.
USask Course Template
We have created a USask Default Template that you can use as a starting place as you design/build your course content. Information about this template can be found at the link below.
Course Design Checklist
- For tips and tricks on building and facilitating your course online, see the DEU Canvas-specific Blog Posts
- The Educatus blog features tips and tricks for using specific features and functions in Canvas, including things like quizzes/grading and discussions.
- Consider directing your students to the Canvas student blog, where students teach students how to use Canvas features like notifications or how to take quizzes.