Canvas pages are a place where you can add content, video, images and links to files and external sites. They are great to provide students with context and descriptions for the resources you are sharing, rather than relying solely on the item-by-item structure of Modules. Pages work best when used in conjunction with Modules or linked to other places in the course such as the Homepage or Syllabus.
As we move into Semester 2, here are a few checklist items to consider before you publish your course.
To encourage students to engage in their ungraded coursework and readings, you can set up modules with prerequisites or requirements that students must accomplish before moving to the next module(s). These include requiring students to view an item, mark the task as completed, contribute to a page or discussion, submit an assignment or score a minimum number of points in graded activities.
We highly recommend course resources to be added and shared with the students in Modules. Why? Modules help organise, sequence and give structure to your course in Canvas.
The course home page is the first page students see when they open your course. You can enable recent announcements to be shown as part of your course home page. You can also set the number of announcements that should be displayed.
Using the accessibility tool is a quick and easy way of checking for common accessibility errors within your course content. Available from the Rich Content Editor in any part of your course, this tool can help you create an inclusive and accessible course content in Canvas.