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Our newest Ready-Made Template Suite Update
Another year has come and gone and it’s time to update you on our Ready-Made Template (RMT) Suite. If you don’t already know about our RMTs, you’re missing out!
Our suite of Ready-Made Templates provides our clients with various course styles and graphic designs. All templates are built with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Canvas best practices in mind. These templates are flexible and fit a variety of instructional settings, audience needs, and content types. Templates are imported into an institution’s Canvas instance for customization and easy export/import into course shells. To help you personalize your courses, we’ve included complete instructions for modifying design elements.
What’s New With Our RMTs?
As with every design, there’s always room for improvement. In the last year, we have resolved to improve the accessibility of our templates. We’ve updated the structure of our Ready-Made Templates to reduce the usage of bold and italics together, improved alt text on the Image Options pages, and ensured that all text is left aligned to make it easier to read.
New Template Showcase
We are so excited to introduce you to the following six Ready-Made Templates we’ve added to our collection! These templates include specialty, higher-ed, and professional use cases, and would be an incredible addition to any institution’s template collection.
Unit | Social-Emotional Learning
This template was created to help organize and manage social-emotional learning education courses or programs. The earth tones in this template ground the topic of social-emotional learning with real and representative imagery. In addition to the standard elements included in all RMTs, this template includes a matching content divider.
Weekly | Cityscape
This template has a weekly instructional layout. The cityscape theme will engage your learners by awakening their wanderlust! This template also includes matching content dividers!
4D | Green Mini Icons
This template has a 4D instructional layout. The simple and clean look of this template is sure to make your courses stand out! Matching content dividers are included, as well as the option to customize the template color!
Corporate | Grape Gradient
This course supports a fully online professional development experience. The purple hues in this design will bring some personality into any of your professional development courses. Even better, this template also includes a customizable badge option!
Corporate | Office Views
This course supports a fully online professional development experience. The clean and fresh color palette is sure to provide all the good office vibes in your professional development courses. This course template also includes a customizable badge option!
Professional | Orange Mini-Icons
This course supports a fully online or blended professional development experience. The modern look of this course is to die for; you’ll be sure to turn heads with this one! This template also includes matching content dividers, and you can customize the color of this template!
Our RMT Challenge
We are even more excited to share these last four templates because we had so much fun making them with the rest of the Instructional Design team! This group of templates was created for professional, elementary, higher-ed, and secondary audiences.
Developing these templates was a collaborative experience we will never forget. In the RMT Challenge, each template was built in six phases. Our Instructional Design team of 14 split into four groups and rotated through the templates as we moved through each phase. By the end of the challenge, each person on the team worked on each template. For example, Group 1 worked on the Canvas for Elementary banners in Phase 1 and worked on the buttons for the Healthcare template in Phase 2. Not only did we have a blast working together, but we grew in our creativity, skill, and expertise while designing these templates! We’re looking forward to doing this again for our next batch of RMTs.
Specialty | Healthcare
This template was designed for a healthcare course, program, or department. This contemporary blue and green design is perfect for your healthcare program. The template also includes a customizable footer and custom healthcare icons to meet the needs of your institution.
Primary | Weekly | Playful C4E
This template has a weekly instructional layout made specifically for the Canvas for Elementary platform. You can’t go wrong with this fun design! Since Canvas for Elementary does not require the use of buttons, we included playful announcements for teachers to showcase students of the month and weekly agendas. This template even includes a sticker set!
Higher-Ed | Module | Bold
This template has an instructional layout organized into modules. Through the bold color palette and imagery, this template blends modern and traditional elements to appeal to all audiences. This template also includes customizable badges.
Secondary | Unit | Gaming
This template has an instructional layout organized by units. Its fun and engaging design is sure to appeal to today’s learners! This template also includes a sticker set.
We hope you love this new launch as much as we do! If you’re interested in learning more about our Ready-Made Template Suite or are interested in purchasing one, be sure to reach out to your CSM! In the meantime, comment below with your favorite design!
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Our Instructional Design team offers templates, consultation, badging services, course evaluations, workshops, and more. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact your CSM or @rosina_marie, Manager, Learning Services, via email@example.com
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