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Creating Modules

Modules have already been discussed in Step 2: Module Design Model. To review, Modules can be used to:

  • Organize course content by unit, day, week, topic or Outcome
  • Create prerequisite activities that students must complete before moving on in the course
  • Track student progress through a sequence of learning activities

The Geisel Instructional Technology Staff highly recommends that instructors add or create all course content in Canvas (via Pages, Files, Assignments, Quizzes, etc) before organizing everything into modules. 

The other option is to map out your course within Modules using “placeholders” to create an outline of what each module should cover. The potential issue with this approach is that it is easy to forget to update the “placeholders” with the final content.

Module Tutorials

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Canvas Course Design

Add Content

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:

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.