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Teacher Appreciation 2018 | Home Page Templates

Blog Post created by Lily Philips Employee on May 4, 2018

From: Our Instructional Design Team 

To: Our Amazing Teachers

We feel that a well-designed course home page can inspire students to engage more deeply and quickly with learning materials. In appreciation for all that you do, we have created two customizable home page templates that you are free to use in your courses as-is, modify as desired, and share with others. 

 

We hope these home page templates will support your endeavors in crafting an exceptional online learning experience for both you, and your students!

 

 'Teacher of the Year' Awards
Canvas has announced the launch of our inaugural 'Teacher of the Year' Awards to recognize exceptional teachers who are shaping the next generation of students. For more details and to submit your entry, visit the following: Canvas Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Day, Launches Nationwide 'Teacher of the Year' Awards

 

Grades K5Grades 6-12
K5 Homepage Screenshot

Includes

  • Home Page with editable course title, course banner, and "Welcome" text placeholder
  • 3 Customizable Buttons:  Learn | Help | Parents
  • Directions on how to modify template buttons and banner
  • "Welcome to Class" student Module with content page templates: Support & Parent Resources 

Includes

  • Home Page with editable course title, course banner, and "Welcome" text placeholder
  • 3 Customizable Buttons: About Your Teacher | Class Resources | Learning Modules
  • Directions on how to modify template buttons and banner
  • "Welcome to Class" student Module with content page templates: About Your Teacher & Class Resources 

File Access

Select the following link to automatically download a copy of the K5 Home Page Template export package:

 

K5 Teacher Appreciation Home Page Template 

File Access

Select the following link to automatically download a copy of the 6-12 Home Page Template export package:

 

6-12 Teacher Appreciation Home Page Template 

Directions

Please note: For an optimal experience, please view this video using Google Chrome. Written directions are also available below the video. 

Part 1 | Importing Content Into Canvas Course Shell

Importing files are also explained in the following Canvas Guide: How do I import a Canvas course export package?
  1. Download the Home Page Template course export file of your choosing (linked above)
  2. Open the Canvas course in which you'd like to upload the home page template. As we note below, we recommend that you load these packages into empty course shells in order to prevent the potential overriding of your current course content. If you do not have an empty course shell (or course in which you feel comfortable loading these materials), please contact your Canvas Administrator. 
  3. Select "Settings" from the course navigation menu.
  4. Select "Import Course Content"  from the right-side menu and complete the following:
    1. For Content Type, select "Canvas Course Export Package"
    2. For Source, select "Choose File" and then locate the home page template file you've just downloaded (typically found in the Downloads folder on your computer) and unzipped
    3. Select the file and then "Open"
    4. For Content, select "All content"
    5. Finally, select "Import"
    6. A green box with the words "Completed" will appear once the upload is complete.  The content will now be uploaded to your course!

 

Part 2 | Customizing Your Home Page

  1. Selecting the "Home" button will take you to your new home page design.
  2. Within the Modules button, you will find two Modules that compliment this home page template. The first Module, "Customize Your Home Page" provides you with links to the customizable banner and button images. The second Module, "Welcome to Class: Your Journey Begins Here!" contains sample pages that are linked from the home page buttons.

Pro Tip: We recommend loading files only into empty course shells in order to prevent overriding any of your current content, or impacting your students' course experience.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager.

 

More Appreciation from the Instructional Design Team

 

Please comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

 

The Education Services department is always ready to help your organization create a cycle of success with
Canvas through Training, Instructional Design, and Adoption Consulting! If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact your CSM or Shauna Vorkink  - Education Services Director at svorkink@instructure.com.

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