Digital Learning Blog

Canvas Course Templates

June 22, 2020  / Department of Digital Learning 

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It can be daunting to begin building your course in Canvas from scratch. Don't worry! There are many options for course templates available to use in Canvas. 

Digital Learning Templates

The Instructional Design team has developed templates with a collection of content to import into your Canvas course. 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

Canvas Community Course  Design Essentials 

The Canvas Community offers many ideas and free resources to implement in your own course. You can explore the community and download/import templates for free. You can also review design tips, create graphics, and more.  All templates are built with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Canvas best practices in mind. 

Canvas Commons

Search Canvas Commons for more templates and sample courses by filtering the content.

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Contact your instructional designer for assistance using a template in Canvas.  Consider enrolling in the new self-paced Canvas Intermediate Workshop for more tips and tricks.