Alexander Mitchell

What are best practices for using and maintaining a "template" course?

Discussion created by Alexander Mitchell on Jun 20, 2019

Hello, everyone!


Our institution is still new to Canvas, and to capitalize on the lessons we've learned so far, we've created a course with generic items that can be copied into blank course shells to give faculty and staff a strong starting point when developing their courses.


My questions for the community are:


  • Do you maintain "template" courses?
  • What format does this take (ordinary course, Blueprint course, or Commons course)?
  • What are some best practices you've formed?
    For example: We've already learned that it's possible to overwrite content by importing selected items more than once.


Thanks for any help!