Part 6: Fall 2017 Labs

76 Course Design in Canvas with Stephanie Graham and Maria Widmer — 09.21.2017


Stephanie GrahamIn the September 21, 2017 Active Teaching Lab, Stephanie Graham and Maria Widmer shared best practices for course organization and played in modules, syllabus, pages, files, settings, and announcements.


  • Course design is the foundation of a class.
  • Lab attendees heard Stephanie and Maria share their favorite practices for course organization.
    Maria Widmer
  • Participants used their own laptops and mobile devices as well as a Sandbox course to play with modules, syllabus, pages, files, settings, and announcements from both the student and instructor perspective.
  • View the session’s activity sheet for additional support materials.

Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed about upcoming Labs, sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to

Watch Stephanie and Maria’s Story:

Get started with Canvas course organization:


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