In this article: Creating a Canvas Course Site | Use Our Template | Add Your Syllabus | Modules and Content

Create a Canvas Site

Canvas, and a number of other digital resources, are controlled through the Course Hub

Use Our Template

DLINQ has created a template that can be used by both the College and the Institute for Fall 2020 courses.  The template provides a basic structure to work with to build your course site, along with resources that will be helpful both to students and instructors.  To use the template:

  • Make sure you are logged into Canvas with your Middlebury account
  • Directly access the template OR
    • Go to Canvas Commons to explore other templates and search for Middlebury College/Institute Fall 2020 Template
  • Optional: add the template to your favorites (easier to find later for use in other courses)
  • Import the template to your course

Add Your Syllabus

All Canvas sites come with a syllabus section for your use.

Screenshot of the Syllabus section of a Canvas course site

Our Canvas site template also includes a blank syllabus template you can edit and populate.  This can be found in the Modules, and was developed with the Academic Affairs syllabus guidelines.  Note that there are separate modules for the College and the Institute:

Screen shot of the Module for the CollegeScreen shot of the module for the Institute

Modules and Content

Modules are the way to organize content in your course site.  Modules are the container for other Canvas elements like pages, assignments, discussions, and quizzes.  Modules give a lot of flexibility in organizing your course.  Many instructors opt for a temporal organization (one module equals one week is very popular), but you can also use them to organize your course thematically.  This video gives a quick overview of Modules in Canvas and the template.