Canvas Course Template

Course Templates are designed to help you set up your course by following the best practices. It will provide a more consistent look and feel for our SJSU students. We have created Canvas Online Course Template and Canvas Face-to-Face Course Template.

Here's how to import SJSU Canvas template to your Canvas Course.

 

Canvas Online Course Template

This Canvas Online Course Template prepares the recommended structure and elements for your online course and can be imported into your blank Canvas course. This template is designed following Quality Matters standards, a nationally recognized framework stressing quality assurance for online course design. No matter you are veteran or new to online teaching, this template serves as a great starting point to facilitate your course design process.

The template includes:

  • Start Here - Everything you need to know about your course:  contains everything you want your students to know at the beginning of the course. It serves as an outline of the course with explanations for syllabus, course objectives, grading scales, assignments, activities, assessments, and various course-related technology orientation and resources. Student Resources section contains resources and information that connect students to various technology orientation(e.g., Canvas Student Guide) and SJSU student support resources. Under the students are provided a risk-free opportunity to practice course-related technology skills (e.g., participate in online class discussion, submit an assignment, set up Respondus Lockdown Browser and take a quiz).
  • Sample Learning Module: contains an organizational structure to reinforce consistent course content layout. 
  •  Notes for Instructor: 
    • Notes about the current segment of the course design
    • Canvas Instructor Guide on how to use the specific feature in Canvas
    • Related Quality Matters Standards for the current segment of the course are listed at the end of the Notes section. It is expected that course content added by instructors also complies with QM standards. 

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Canvas Face-to-Face Course Template

 

The Canvas Face-to-Face Course Template is a simplified version of Canvas Online Template. It includes a modular structure to support the delivery of weekly course.

The template includes:

  • Start Here - Everything you need to know about your course:  contains everything you want your students to know at the beginning of the course. It serves as an outline of the course with explanations for Course Site Navigation, Course Structure, Communication and Netiquette, as well as Course and Institutional Policy. Student Resources section contains resources and information that connect students to various technology orientation(e.g., Canvas Student Guide) and SJSU student support resources. Under the students are provided a risk-free opportunity to practice course-related technology skills (e.g., participate in online class discussion, submit an assignment, set up Respondus Lockdown Browser and take a quiz).
  • Sample Learning Module: contains an organizational structure to reinforce consistent course content.

 

Stay tuned...

Course Templates for Hybrid Course and Face-to-Face Course are coming soon.