Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Canvas Model Courses
These model courses are adapted from actual courses taught by UW instructors in previous quarters. The purpose in sharing these model courses is to demonstrate the flexibility and ease of creating your own course in Canvas. Explore, navigate, and get a feel for the possible ways to organize course content.
As you explore these model courses, note the different ways that instructors have set up their courses and used the Canvas course elements. For example, each model course shows a different use of the home page; some instructors used this space for the course syllabus, others used it for class time and location info. Some instructors pasted in a previously existing syllabus, others used the rich text editor to create a syllabus directly in Canvas.
The model courses also illustrate how instructors use some of the Canvas sections and not others. For example:
- Inquiry in Education: the Outcomes section displays an extended course rubric.
- Advanced Practicum in Family and Child Nursing Nurse-Midwifery: Modules show the course schedule and list of assignments.
- Special Topics in Accounting: This course also uses Modules to organize content, and the instructor uses Quizzes to get timely feedback from students.
In order to protect student information, some sections have been removed, so these examples are less robust than what you would typically see in an active Canvas course: communication among students and
instructor, discussions, submitted assignments, and the gradebook.
New model courses will be added continually, so check back again soon.