Basic Course Creation
1. Log in and view Dashboard
After logging into Canvas, instructors will see their courses in the Dashboard. Unpublished course shells are created automatically in Canvas a few weeks before the start of each quarter and instructors, TAs, and students are added based on their affiliation in Axess. If you are an instructor and don’t see your course in the Canvas dashboard, verify you have been added in Axess, then contact the Canvas team for help.
3. Import course content
Select Settings > Import Course Content to import selected components of old courses if they exist, including Announcements, Files, and Assignments. See How do I copy content from a past course? for details.
6. Get to know your students
Your students are visible in Roster Photos, which can include their preferred pronouns and name pronunciation, if they've provided it (Students can select preferred pronouns and record name pronunciation in Axess).
Note: To print, choose the Name Only or Photo Only options, since pronouns can't be printed.
8. Add and remove navigation links
Hide items in the Course Menu that you don’t intend to use (e.g., Chat) by going to the Navigation tab in Settings. There you can also add hidden tools to the Navigation. After changes, be sure to save at the bottom of the page.