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Are you teaching multiple sections of the same course? You might benefit from a Canvas Blueprint.

Canvas Blueprint helps you to manage your sections of the same course in one place. A Blueprint Course is like other Canvas courses that you build or import updated content into each semester. The difference is that the Blueprint course is associated with the sections of the course and all syncing, updates, and revisions are easily pushed to individual sections (without impacting those parts of the course that are not part of the changes). 

Contact your Instructional Designer if you would like to learn more about this process.

Blueprint Course Diagram

Canvas Guides


Fully Online Courses

The Digital Learning department created a Canvas course template to help faculty build new online courses. The template integrates best practices for online course design and can easily be personalized to meet your specific instructional needs.

 Template Features:

  • General Course Information Placeholders
  • Sixteen Customizable Modules
  • Links to Important Student Resources
  • Attendance Verification Quiz
  • “Set up Canvas Notifications/Preferences” Assignment
  • “Introduce Yourself” Discussion Forum
  • Muddiest Point Reflection Assignments
  • Sample Exam Wrappers 

Contact your Instructional Designer to learn more and to import the template.

Templates for Other Course Delivery Options


The Instructional Design team has also developed templates with a collection of content to import into your Canvas course for various course delivery options. The templates are available for you to take what you want, change it up, and use it however it fits your situation. These templates can be imported from Canvas Commons.

 Preparing to Teach Remotely

Preparing for HyFlex Teaching

Preparing for Hybrid/Blended Teaching

Contact your Instructional Designer for assistance importing these templates..

Direct Share allows users to copy individual course items to another course and share individual items with other users. This change allows content to be shared directly in Canvas without having to use a secondary repository like Commons.



FGCU Tutorial Documents:


 Kaltura Capture:

Embedding Kaltura Media in Canvas:

Kaltura LTI Overview Guides:

Kaltura User Guides (Website)

Respondus® 4.0 Test Generator:

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment.

Visit Respondus for more details.

For access to Respondus 4.0 Test Generator, please submit our Respondus Request Form.


Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB):

LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Available for Windows, Mac and iOS.

Feature List:

  • Integrates with Canvas
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading
  • Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
  • Print, Print Screen and capturing functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited
  • Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
  • Right-click menu options and function keys are disabled
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop

Gulfline Statement

Syllabus Statement

Instructor Quick Start Guide – Canvas Edition

Instructor Quick Start Guide – Canvas NEW QUIZZES Edition

Video: Enabling LockDown Browser for a Canvas Quiz

Instructor Training:  LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor® 


Respondus Monitor:

Please consider the following carefully before you implement Respondus Monitor in your previously seated class.

  1. Internet access varies considerably from student to student. They might need to go to a local library, Starbuck’s, or other public wifi hot spot.  These public hotspots are not ideal and can be a weak signal or spotty.
  2. With students out of their academic area, where they have a plan for completing course assessments, high-stakes assessments using Respondus Monitor will create an inequity of opportunity for success.

Respondus Monitor is a companion application that integrates webcam technology with LockDown Browser. Together they address the core issues of student identity and cheating, creating an essential layer of security for non-proctored assessments.

For access to more detailed information on how to get started please submit our Respondus Request Form.

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Guidelines for Instructors: Instructor Quick Start Guide – Canvas Edition



How do students initiate a live chat with Respondus Support?
Most technical issues are encountered during the pre-exam “Startup Sequence” of Respondus Monitor – which is where the webcam/microphone check occurs. There is already a powerful “It’s not working” feature in Respondus Monitor that helps students find the right solution. But if students are unable to solve the issue by the last step, a “Chat now” prompt appears. The live chat functionality can also be accessed through the “Help Center” in Respondus Monitor.


LockDown Browser the Student Experience

TechSmith Capture is a free screen casting computer program used to take screen shots or video of the user’s computer screen and upload it to the web to share with others.

Download and Create an Account

  • Follow the free download link
  • Choose a version for TechSmith Capture (Windows or Mac)
  • Open the setup.exe file you just downloaded
  • Click the Run button
  • Check the “Accept the fine print” checkbox
  • Click the Install button
  • Click Yes (“Do you want to allow the following program to install software on this computer?”)
  • Click the Finish button
  • Complete the “Welcome” tutorial when it launches; click Play
  • Sign up – create a new account