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whardaway
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How can I use these design.canvas.instructure templates?

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I would like to play with the templates linked below because a faculty member has expressed interest but I cannot login to see what options there are to get them. I cannot find these in Commons either. New to the role looking for some help. 

There is no signup option only login and when I use my SSO credentials they are not recognized. 

https://design.instructure.com/courses/110/pages/higher-education-%7C-template-preview-and-access

 

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nwilson7
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@whardaway on the homepage of this course it says to contact your CSM if you are unable to view these.  These look a lot like the paid templates that you can add onto your contract.  For example, when we moved to Canvas we paid to have 2 templates from Canvas.  These look very similar to the templates we chose from.

-Nick

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nwilson7
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@whardaway on the homepage of this course it says to contact your CSM if you are unable to view these.  These look a lot like the paid templates that you can add onto your contract.  For example, when we moved to Canvas we paid to have 2 templates from Canvas.  These look very similar to the templates we chose from.

-Nick

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Stefanie
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@whardaway  Further to what @nwilson7 has advised, here's the link to the home page for the design course: Ready-Made Template Suite 

whardaway
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Thank you @nwilson7 and @Stefanie that is helpful. I nor the faculty member were aware of the exact purpose of these templates. So thank you for your time in answering the question. 

Hi @whardaway 

A word of caution about templates...........

Templates are awesome, and a very powerful tool for providing consistency, but they can prove very challenging for instructors to maintain and even more challenging to edit! Most of them I have seen (and developed over the years for my own faculty) include HTML customization on many pages (all of the examples shown in the Canvas Template Library do. Many also include deeper coding, and even custom coding of your Canvas instance or integration of third-party tools your school may not have available.. Unless your faculty is comfortable with HTML, managing courses can become a support nightmare for your team.

And still, they have great value, and I used and created them right up to my retirement. If you have more specific questions, feel free to drop me a line.

Good luck,

Kelley

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