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Gina_Hutchens
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Ongoing Course - What term do I choose?

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Wanting to setup a course for ongoing staff development.  I am setting up each different topic for the PD as a Module.  I don't want this course to end at the end of a term or year.  Would I use "Term" "All"  when setting the course up?  because if I choose default it will lock everyone out at the end of the term correct?

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Canvas Admins have the functionality to create and define terms in Canvas.

We create and define our academic terms before they occur so that they are ready for SIS integration.

We define ad hoc terms as needed. some that we have include:

  • Professional Development,
  • continuous enrollment
  • Course Templates
  • Training Demos
  • More.

"Default Term" is just that, a default term that comes standard with your Canvas account and provides a place to put courses until you define your own terms. You can learn more at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10895#jive_content_id_Terms 

I hope this helps,

Kelley

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kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @Gina_Hutchens , we have an option for "default term" that we use when we don't want to associate a course with a term. We've been using Canvas for five years so I'm not sure if this is something we did special or if it really is just the "default term" in Canvas. 

dgrobani
Community Participant

"Default Term" is what we use in this case as well.  @kona , I don't recall where it came from either, so since that makes two of us, I'm concluding it comes with Canvas!

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Thanks for confirming that!

principal
New Member

Our school is 100% online and has a completely open calendar, no beginning or end.  We've been using Canvas for over four years, and we've been using "Default Term" for all of our courses.

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Canvas Admins have the functionality to create and define terms in Canvas.

We create and define our academic terms before they occur so that they are ready for SIS integration.

We define ad hoc terms as needed. some that we have include:

  • Professional Development,
  • continuous enrollment
  • Course Templates
  • Training Demos
  • More.

"Default Term" is just that, a default term that comes standard with your Canvas account and provides a place to put courses until you define your own terms. You can learn more at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10895#jive_content_id_Terms 

I hope this helps,

Kelley