KTH's Canvas template for lifelong learning courses
For those who hold courses within the framework of lifelong learning, there is a customized course room template that contains extra guidance for students who are not used to KTH and Canvas. The template is based on the course room template and also contains a module with resources for new KTH students and suggestions for introduction forums.
Template adapted for inexperienced students
KTH's Canvas template for lifelong learning courses is adapted to provide extra help to students who take individual courses at KTH. These students may not have used Canvas before and the studies often take place in parallel with full-time work. Therefore, it is extra important to have a clear structure in the course room so that it is easy to find information, materials and assignments.
The template is based on the usual course room template
To make it easier for teachers, the template for lifelong learning courses is based on the usual course room template. The settings are the same and for general advice on handling the template, we recommend the instructions for that template.
Module with resources for new KTH students
The template contains a module called "Welcome to KTH - resources for new students". The module includes:
- Introduction to Canvas
- Useful links for students
- Test assignment where students can see what it is like to submit an assignment
- Test quiz where students can test different types of quiz questions
- Information about adding a course certificate to LinkedIn after the completed course.
The module does not need to be edited, it is ready to use and therefore already published when importing the template.
Extended introduction module with discussion forum
As with the regular course room template, there is a module for introducing the course. However, this is extended and contains, among other things, examples of discussion forums that you can use to let the students introduce themselves to each other. Allowing the students to introduce themselves creates a context in the course and is especially good for courses that have very few or no physical meetings.
There are two suggestions on discussion forums, one simpler and one more advanced. The simpler one asks students to answer a few questions in text while the more advanced one asks students to make a presentation video.