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Canvas - guides and recommendations

Canvas is KTHs learning management system. Here you as a teacher will find guides, instructions, pedagogical tips and inspiration for your work with the course tool Canvas.

Recognisable and unified structure is important for students

It is easier for the students if the structure is recognisable and they know where they can find the course material. A clear structure in the course room is something that both students and student representatives at KTH often presents when it comes to factors that benefit learning and studies.

A recommendation is that you as a teacher use the existing templates for KTH Canvas rooms. They have a unified structure for where and how you publish your course content. You don’t have to build everything from scratch.

Content overview

Self-study course to get started with Canvas!

The logo for Canvas next to the logo for KTH

All KTH-employees has access to an introductory course in Canvas to give you the basic knowledge you need to get started with Canvas quickly and easily. The course will give you:

  • an introduction to the basic functions in Canvas
  • possibility to test your knowledge in short quizzes
  • possibility to try the different functionalities in your own "test room" (a so called sandbox).

You find the course in your dashboard when you log in to Canvas. "Canvas@KTH - an introductory course" (canvas.kth.se)

Recommendations

In the recommendations section you will find among others:

Guides to functions

In the section Guides to functions you find the different functions that is found in the Canvas course navigation menu. Here you will find how you use them, both recommended usage and step by step guides for Home , Annoucements , Modules , Pages , Syllabus , Assignments , Quiz , Grades , People , Discussions  and Settings .

External applications and LTI

Here you can read about the external applications that can be added for new functions in Canvas, either at a course level or for KTH as whole, for example the LTI-apps Möbius , KTH Play/Kaltura  and Ouriginal (previously URKUND) .

Administration

In the section Administration you can read more about:

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Last changed: Jun 14, 2021