Organizing Your Course in Canvas

6 Best Practices

The most important thing is to keep it simple—for you and your students! These 6 tips will help you do just that.

Feedback from students tells us that posting all course materials (readings, assignments, discussion forums, etc.) by class meeting or week, using the Modules tool in Canvas, is the best way to make a Canvas course easy to navigate.

Once you implement these tips, you can use the student view tool to check how the course will appear to your students.

This video will demonstrate how to set up modules in your course and how to access the SAS Canvas Course Template:

Have more questions? The SAS Teaching & Learning Team offers one-on-one consultations and workshops on Canvas best practices, general online course design and pedagogy, and many other teaching and learning related topics. Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started!

Additional Resources

Faculty Focus: What Students Want: A Simple, Navigable LMS Course Design