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Student Onboarding Module on Canvas

We are rolling out Canvas full school never year (We are a fully cyber K-12 school.) We were previously using Moodle. To prepare our students, we created onboarding courses for the new school year.

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We have one for K-6, 6-8 and 9-12. What are some of the most helpful tips and tutorials I should share with our students in our Canvas module? Right now I have 4 categories:

  • Navigating Canvas
    • Dashboard
    • Global and Course navigation
    • Course Homepage
    • Modules
  • Updating Your Canvas Account
    • Updating Profile
    • Setting Notifications
  • Contacting Your Teacher
    • Inbox
    • Announcements
  • Working in Canvas
    • Canvas Calendar
    • Submitting an Assignment
    • Checking Grades and Feedback
    • Canvas Help

Any additions, suggestions, resources are greatly appreciated Smiley Happy

8 Replies
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi Courtney - I think a quick tutorial/walk-through of Discussions would be helpful. I would also mention Groups and how to access them during your tour of the dashboard. I think your outline and graphics look great! Good luck with the official launch!

Can't believe I forgot discussions! Thanks for your feedback, Kristin!

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

This is awesome Courtney!

Learner II

Here is the cheat sheet I just added to start things off:

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Courtney - I know you made this as part of an onboarding process, but the "cheat sheet" would be a great resource in any Welcome module or course introduction.

Thanks,  @scottdennis ‌!

Learner II

An update for the 2017-2018 school year:

We continued with the on boarding process for all students. Being K-12, we create 6 courses

  1.  New High School Students
  2. New Middle School
  3. Returning High School
  4. Returning Middle School
  5. 3-5 
  6. K-2



It has really established a baseline for our students and their knowledge of technology to begin the school year. The returning student courses served as a refresh and also a look at advanced settings and technology concepts.

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It is now our second year with Canvas, and our whole school community continues to embrace the platform as we continue to further develop the online educational experience for our learners!