The Canvas course creation process has been automated starting with summer session 2020. Instructors teaching this summer should have received an email about the new process and can find any summer course they are teaching on their Canvas Dashboards as of April 29, 2020.

What this means going forward, is that instructors will no longer need to create a catalog course each term. Your courses will be created for you and will appear in your Canvas dashboard automatically. From the dashboard you can publish the courses you would like to use.

All automatically created Canvas courses will comply with the FERPA guidelines issued by the Office of the Registrar. Students will be enrolled in your course at time of creation, but will not see the course in Canvas until you publish your course. If you publish your Canvas course any time prior to the two weeks before the start of the term, enrolled students will have Read Only access to your course.

If departments make changes to courses (i.e. adding sections, etc.) in UDSIS, they will be automatically updated to reflect those changes in Canvas usually the next day. It is always best to hold off on developing your course, if a lot of changes are expected. After the first day of class, if there are any changes that need to be made to your course in UDSIS (e.g. sections added or removed), you or your SOC departmental contact must reach out to with the course name or ID prior to submitting the changes to UDSIS.

If there are any problems with the way your course(s) appear in Canvas here’s how to get it corrected.

Fall term course creation is currently targeted for late June or early July. If you are teaching this fall, you will be sent an email when courses are being created. If you need to start prior to that timeline, consider requesting a staging site for that course through our miscellaneous course request form. You can copy this staging site to the official Canvas course site once available. This form is also available on the UD Canvas Gateway page.