How can you separate the classes taught from one semester to the other?
It may help the community answer your question if you provided a little more detail on how your courses are set up. For example, at my school, teachers have a separate course for each Trimester, even if the particular course runs the full year, so we essentially already have separate "folders" for each term.
Also, what are you wanting to keep separate? Files? Assignments? Content? Grades? I've encouraged my faculty to create personal archive courses for themselves, so they can keep all of their assignments, files, content, etc. up-to-date; making it easy to import when a fresh term starts. I know this may not be an ideal setup for you depending on how your institution sets up courses in Canvas, as well as how your institution grants permissions for course creation.
Just a few thoughts. This is a very helpful community that loves providing solutions, but it helps to know more background on the problem as Canvas is a very customizable LMS.
Thank you so very much for your input. I will try what you are talking
about. Thank you and hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Brian Rueckert <email@example.com>
I taught 14 subjects in the fall semester of 2015. I am teaching a different courseload in the Spring. How do I semester the semesters into folders or does Canvas automatically do that for you?
Different schools have different policies on course deletion, but as long as you're enrolled as a teacher, you will have access to these old courses and all of their content. I would still create your own archive course(s) and import content as needed into it. This way you can make changes, keeping it up to date for the next time you teach those subjects.
How do you archive it?
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 2:16 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sorry I should clarify; by "archive course" I mean a personal repository of content. It functions like any other course, only with no student enrollments, only you (or other team members) enrolled as teachers, and no end date. As I mentioned before, different schools have different policies on what is allowed as far as teachers creating and maintaining courses. We are relatively loose in this regard. You should ask your LMS Admin what is possible and what would be the best course of action for your instance of Canvas.
Hope this is helpful!
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Lisa, please see if this might help you "archive" your courses and tame your menu: How do I customize my Courses list?
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