Course Hub is the starting point for accessing official course information and for provisioning digital resources for classes. Access course descriptions, schedules, and rosters, and also provision digital resources like course websites (Canvas or WordPress), digital media sharing (Panopto), collaboration and file sharing tools (Office 365 or Google Drive), or library E-reserves for classes.
Canvas is Middlebury’s learning management system, and is used widely by faculty and students. Faculty can provision Canvas sites via Course Hub. Please note that Canvas sites are not created automatically for courses.
There are course templates available through Canvas Commons for both Middlebury College and Institute (you must be logged in with your Middlebury account to Canvas in order for the below links to work):
- Middlebury College Template: 12 Weeks (basic design)
- Middlebury College Template: 12 Weeks (enhanced design)
- Middlebury Institute Template: 16 Weeks (basic design)
- Middlebury Institute Template: 16 Weeks (enhanced design)
Middlebury Canvas course sites also include a new toolset called DesignPLUS that allows faculty to design their own templates, as well as enhance the visual design and usability of their courses without needing advanced computer coding skills. If you’d like to explore these tools within your Canvas site, you’ll need to first unhide them. You can learn more about how to do that on our Canvas overview page.
Alternatives to Canvas that are supported by Middlebury ITS include Sites Dot and MiddCreate. Sites DOT (College | Institute) is a Middlebury-managed, WordPress-based platform for creating e-portfolios, blogs, and course or club websites. MiddCreate is also a WordPress-based platform, but offers more flexibility than Sites DOT, allowing the creator to choose their own WordPress theme and self-manage their site. With both Sites Dot and MiddCreate, faculty, staff, and students can create online learning spaces for courses, writing, self-expression, digital games, portfolios, and more.