• Home Page

  • Instructor Bio (You can fit this on your

       home or syllabus page)

  • Learning Objectives (You can fit this on

       your home or syllabus page)

  • Syllabus

  • Modules / Units

  • Formative and Summative Assessments (These can be split between your Assignments page and your Quizzes page)

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CVN Sample Course

We've set up a sample course on Canvas so that you can see how your course should eventually look.  Whether you've been using Canvas for years or you're still trying to figure it out, this guide will help you become more comfortable with the platform.  Using screenshots from the site itself, we'll take you through all the different ways you can present your course materials and interact with your students.  And, as always, feel free to reach out to the CVN instructional design team if you have any questions along the way.  Let's get started!

Suggested Course Elements

Instructor Bio

  • Add a picture or a video of yourself to personalize your course.

Course Syllabus

  • When building your course, identify acceptable evidence of student progress to make sure they are achieving the course’s learning goals.  

  • Include activities that will support the learning objectives. You can include them in the syllabus.

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Learning Objectives

  • Define what students will learn from this course and the skills they will gain.

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Learning Assessments

  • Create assessments to make sure students are getting the most out of the course and completing the learning objectives. 

  • Specifically, you can utilize quizzes, self-check questions, projects/assignments, and discussion questions as formative assessment activities.

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Sample Module Layout

Sample module/unit layout includes the following elements:

  • Outline

  • Video lecture

  • Resources

  • Discussion

  • Learning Activities

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We will work with you on determining the optimal structure and learning activities for your course.