Ruth Thornton

Organising Your Canvas Account

Blog Post created by Ruth Thornton Employee on Oct 29, 2019

There are already multiple guides outlining the hierarchical structure within Canvas (here). The purpose of this blog is to provide a VET perspective of how you could apply your system hierarchy in Canvas.


How should you structure your Canvas Sub-accounts within your VET instance?


Sub-accounts can be used to differentiate departments, locations, training packages, qualifications, and industry sponsor or partner models. Consider your existing system hierarchy within your organisation.


How can you mimic how your organisation is already set up within Canvas? We’ve outlined some models below to help you get started!




Location or Region as a Sub-Account

This is for you if you want to separate sub-accounts for different locations or regions within your organisation.




Training Package as a Sub-Account

This is for you if your organisation offers multiple training packages. 



Qualification as a Sub-Account

This is for you if you offer a single training package and want account analytics at the qualification level.




Industry Sponsor or Partner as a Sub-Account

This is for you if you work with industry sponsors or partners and want to add co-branding.



How do you organise your Canvas account structure?

Ready for the next step?

Take a look at the next part in this mini-series, Considerations for Course Creation.




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