Course Design Blog Posts

Using Canvas Pages and Modules for Course Navigation

September 10, 2020

In this video, I walk through one method for combining pages and modules in Canvas to improve course navigation. It's designed especially for remote or fully-online instruction. Hopefully, this will help you develop your own approach to laying out your course in ways that encourages student success. 


Humanizing Your Canvas Landing Page

August 30, 2020

This is a short video about how I have tried to humanize my landing page in Canvas, and a little about why. This video is designed to complement the "Canvas Landing Page Walk-Through" video because it explains why I have designed the page as I have.


Canvas Syllabus as Landing Page: Instructor Walkthrough

August 30, 2020

This is a walk-through of my Canvas landing page that uses the "syllabus" feature. This video might be useful for teachers thinking about how to design their landing pages, particularly if they're using the syllabus tool. 

Making Course Materials and Classes Accessible

July 30, 2020

The following guidelines cover important aspects for making our courses accessible. “Accessibility” means making our courses usable and welcoming welcoming to all our students. These guidelines are best practices that apply to online, hybrid, and onsite courses.