Canvas Accessibility Checklist

While Disability Services Program (DSP) approves academic and non-academic accommodations associated with a student’s disability, medical and mental health condition, faculty are legally responsible for administering many accommodations within the classroom. The OTL and DSP are here to help support faculty and facilitate this process. Throughout this article, you can find our accessibility checklist for designing, building and […]

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How to Import the OTL Canvas Template

The OTL Canvas Template is a Canvas course shell that is pre-formatted and pre-populated with items such as modules, assignments, and pages. You can import the template into your Canvas course and then add your course content to those pre-built items. The Office of Teaching and Learning has included pedagogically supportive language to prompt faculty […]

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How to Add a Banner Image in Canvas Using Design Tools

Choose a Banner image To add or replace a Banner image, follow these steps: Open the page for editing. Click Launch Design Tools. Click the Create/Edit Content section. In the Create/Edit Content panel, click Choose a Banner Image. Click the image that you want to add or replace. On the page, click Save. The following image shows the list of options […]

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How to Edit Content Blocks with Design Tools

Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus. You can type text and you can copy and paste text from other sources into the New Rich Content Editor. The New Rich Content Editor also includes several formatting tools that allow you to modify your text. See […]

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How to Add and Remove Content Blocks

Adding or Removing Content Blocks Using Design Tools in Canvas Content blocks are organized sections that you can add text, images, video, and lists to the block. Template themes are also created to style content blocks.  Note: To avoid breaking the HTML codes that are embedded in content blocks remove content blocks from the Design […]

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How to Launch Design Tools

Launching the Tools in Canvas Go to a page in your course and click edit. In edit mode, type keystroke combo of Option+Shift+D for Mac users or the Alt+Shift+D for PC users. The toolbar will display on the right side of your screen (look for the rocketship). To ensure that the toolbar displays without having to use the keystroke combo each time, select […]

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Using CIDI Design Tools to Improve your Canvas Course

The Design Tools suite is meant to help you organize your Canvas Pages in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and supportive of student learning. There are many template options to make integrating Design Tools as easy as possible, but you can choose your own colors and images to further customize your course. How […]

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