Canvas is the center of your content creation, development, and delivery plan. Canvas is IU's Learning Management System. Every student enrolled in a course is a member of that course's Canvas site.
As you create content in Canvas, make sure to follow these accessibility guidelines (Canvas article) or complete this course (IU Expand course) to ensure your content is easy for all your students to use.
The more easily your course site is organized, the more time students can spend focusing on the important content of the course. Using Canvas tools like Modules and Pages can help students more intuitively navigate your course site. You can also start with the IU Course Template, adapting it to meet the needs of your course.
Modules organize course content, activities, and assignments. You can organize content by topic, week, lesson, or anything else using modules.
- Instructor-focused Home page template (Canvas Commons Module)
- How do I use the Pages Index Page? (Canvas article)
Using the IU Course Template
The IU Course Template contains examples of Canvas Pages and using Canvas Modules for organization. You can apply the IU Course Template to your courses. To learn more, see Apply the IU Course Template to your Canvas course on the IU Knowledge Base.