The beginning of a new school year is always exciting and this year is just a little bit different for everyone. As teachers are rethinking how they deliver content and how they can better reach their students, personalization is an important element for building relationships and establishing a meaningful learning environment. Canvas provides the perfect platform for customizing your courses using relevant tools and rich editing options. The visual elements in a course can bring that added touch of personalization and can humanize learning by engaging students in a compelling online experience.
Are you looking for a fresh look to catch (and keep!) your student’s attention?
Do you want to ramp up the visual elements in your course to increase the relevance of content and improve motivation?
Are you ready for some unique designs that will elevate your course by incorporating badges, animations, and professional graphics?
Take a look at the all new Design Asset Package Templates offered by the Instructional Design team at Instructure! Design Package Templates include sets of graphic assets that are available to Canvas clients to supplement their existing Canvas templates or courses. These Design Package Templates provide clients with a variety of styles and graphics to supplement course design and provide ready to use images that will complement course content. Each package includes three sets of designs and each set contains a collection of banners, buttons, and bonus elements. The bonus elements vary per package and include elements such as stickers, large images, badges, or animated graphics.
Teachers, instructional designers, and course instructors will love having beautiful visual elements to customize and personalize their courses, enticing learners in a welcoming and engaging learning community. Visit our Ready-Made Template Suite to view all of our templates and the recent addition of Design Package Templates.
As part of our 2020 Course Design Essentials event, the Instructional Design team is giving away a set of buttons to customize and add to your course for instant personalization. You, the instructor, are the most important part of your student's learning experience. Students want to learn more about you! Use these buttons to add to your course design and humanize learning by fostering a personalized experience for your students.
Select the link above to make your own copy of the Google Slide deck that includes four options for Teacher buttons. Choose one of the options, customize with your own picture, and add to any page in your course!
Follow the instructions on the first slide.
After you have made your customizations and downloaded your new image:
Upload the button image files to your Canvas Course page and insert ALT tag to ensure accessibility.
Test your new buttons to ensure links are functional.
Please comment below. We’d love to hear from you!
We are expanding our offerings and would love to hear your feedback on what you would like to see in course design, module structure, and graphic elements!
For more information on personalizing learning and Instructure’s Design Package Templates, join the Instructional Design Team on Wednesday, September 9th, 10:30 am (MST), for a Canvas Live Event via your favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, YouTube, etc.). Recordings of past events can be found on our CanvasLMS YouTube Channel.
Monthly Canvas Community Event Launch The Canvas Learning Services Team is launching our 2020 Course Design Essentials monthly event. These events will include blog posts, live events, free design assets, how-to screencasts, and tips and tricks that focus on Canvas course design fundamentals to help you elevate your course design.
Why Are We Launching This Event? We utilize the Canvas Community on a regular basis to position instructional design resources! We understand the impact and power of the Instructional Designers space within the Community and want to give back.
Who Are We? We are part of Instructure’s Learning Services Team! More specifically, we are Kimberly Ellis, Shalon Farris, Tiffany Foster, Laurie Norris, Miranda Madigan, Rosina Monteiro and, led by our fearless leader, Deonne Johnson. We are Canvas users and have been students, teachers, admins, trainers, consultants, and instructional designers. We have created fully-online, hybrid/blended, and face-to-face courses for learners ranging from preschool through post-secondary and everything in between.
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 CSM Team.