Once you have reviewed Step 2: Site Design and have an idea of the design model(s) you will use, it is time to build the course. The content within Step 3 covers the following topics:
- Add Files
- Build Content in Pages
- Create Modules
- Add Events to the Calendar
- Create a Syllabus
- Create the Homepage
For the purpose of efficiency and thoroughness, it is recommended that you review each topic and complete these tasks in Canvas in order beginning with Add Files. One step builds on the other. For example, it helps to have Files in Canvas before you begin to build Pages.
Note: It is also possible to map out your course within Modules using “placeholders” to create an outline of what each module should cover. This is not recommended because of it is very easy to forget to update the “placeholders” with the final content.
Course building steps
Click on the buttons below to access information on building courses in Canvas.