Publishing Courses in Canvas

One big difference between Canvas and Blackboard is that instructors must publish their Canvas courses before students will be able to access them. In Blackboard, courses would become automatically available at the start of the semester, but in Canvas it is up to individual instructors to determine when their courses are ready for students to review the content. Don’t […]

Need a spell checker while working in Canvas?

Browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer have built-in spell checking capabilities. This is really handy if you’re adding content to the rich content editor in Canvas or composing messages in your browser. As you type, a red squiggly line appears beneath a misspelled word. Right clicking on the word often provides a menu […]

Building from Scratch in Canvas vs. Importing Content from Blackboard

Are you unsure about how to move your course content from Blackboard into Canvas? In most cases, the instructional design team recommends that you start from scratch in Canvas, but since every course is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Before you start clicking around in an LMS, check out the chart below for some […]