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Recommendations and good examples of course design in Canvas

This is a compilation of KTH’s recommendations for how to use and design your Canvas course room to get the best results, ensure quality and a good student experience using Canvas. You will also find good examples of course rooms, created by teachers at KTH.

Have a colleague test the clarity of your course room structure

To ensure you are as clear as possible, ask a colleague to look through your Canvas course room. It should be clear where to find:

  • Assignments and other course materials
  • Course information
  • Contact information
  • Other things you will share in the course room.

Remember to also check how your course room looks in Canvas on your phone, since many students use the Canvas phone app to follow the course.

Checklists for course design in canvas

To make it easier for you we have created check lists that integrate the E-learning recommendations for course design in Canvas. 

KTH's templates for Canvas rooms

To make it easier for students to navigate in Canvas rooms and to help teachers to more quickly arrange a structure in the rooms in Canvas, Canvas rooms are prepared with different templates. On these pages you can read more about KTH's different templates and how to access them.

Recommended ways to communicate in Canvas

To facilitate the spreading of information to students, E-learning recommends using the Canvas tools "Announcements" and "Inbox", especially for one-way communication. Here we explains the differences in usage between them and why you should avoid email lists.

Read more about Recommended ways to communicate in Canvas .

Tools for course follow-up

You can follow the students' implementation in the course in several ways. Here you will find a summary of the functions that you can use for course follow-up.

Read more about Tools for course follow-up .

Course rooms to be inspired by

Do you need inspiration for your work with Canvas? We have listed four course rooms created by KTH teachers that are exceptionally well designed. 

Course rooms to be inspired by .

Open course rooms at KTH .

Restore course content

When changes in course content go wrong, courses accidently gets reset or course materials are deleted, there are ways to restore and undo changes in Canvas. You can do a lot yourself, but more complicated recoveries require the involvement of the IT support.

Read more about Restore and recover course content in Canvas .

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