NEXUS FACULTY RESOURCES BLOG

Using Canvas Templates, Migrating Content & mOre

December 16, 2020

Setting up a Canvas course can be challenging — but it doesn’t have to be. Nexus offers several practical resources to help faculty set up and organize their courses, including easy-to-use templates. As Winter 2021 approaches, consider taking advantage of these resources to help simplify the course setup process and ensure your structure aligns with pedagogical best practices.

Canvas Resources

Using Canvas Templates: Nexus offers pre-existing course templates available in the Canvas Commons. This page provides an overview of available options and explains how to import a Canvas template that works for you.

Migrating Canvas Content: In addition to course templates, faculty can also save time and effort by migrating content from a previous course. This page offers best practices for what materials should be reused and step-by-step instructions for how to pull material from your current course into next semester’s course.

Canvas Setup for Courses: This page offers tools, tips, and recommendations for leveraging Canvas functionality, including navigation features, course announcements, file posting, lecture posting, discussion boards, and assignments/quizzes.

Using Multiple Video Platforms in a Single Canvas Course: Once you have structured your Canvas course, you can link to or embed videos from several different platforms. This page offers step-by-step instructions for each.

For assistance with Canvas templates, migrating content, or general functionality, complete this short form to request a one-on-one instructional consultation. 

If you are interested in using a Nexus studio to pre-record course content for W21, please submit this short form. A member of Team Nexus will then reach out to set up a brief pre-recording meeting to discuss your needs and schedule your recording sessions appropriately.

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