what is the difference between the various formats in the course settings page? What is the difference between Hybrid and Online formats?
Hi Catherine! From what I can tell, this setting doesn't actually "do" anything. It is more a descriptor for the course and probably appears in some reports and perhaps the description of the course if it is included at an institution using the Canvas Catalog. I did find these documents that discuss the format which you might find interesting: How do I set details for a course? and How do I set a course format?
I hope this helps and best wishes!
Thank you Eric Werth. I was curious about this, too.
Do you know if there is a way to not show this setting to teachers (sub accounts)?
That's a great question Layne. I don't know for sure but am not aware of a way to hide this, but I will check into this a bit more. Out of my own curiosity, have faculty asked you about this? I have used Canvas for over six years at two institutions and have never had someone approach me about this setting. Luckily, in my testing it doesn't seem to make a difference if someone changes this or not. I will reply back if I find a way to hide this but someone else may know as well!
Out of my own curiosity, have faculty asked you about this?
Yes. Several asked while we were helping teachers cross list students. Once they saw all of the options -- the tinkering began. For safety (and lack of knowledge), I simply asked teachers not to play with the settings.
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