Canvas - Create a Course

Last Updated: 10/19/2017
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This tutorial is operating system independent.


This tutorial shows the process for creating a Canvas Course from your MyCUInfo Dashboard. 

Note: This process is not supported in Internet Explorer 11. 

Step 1

Log in to MyCUInfo and go to the course you would like to create a course for in Canvas. From the Course Specific Tools, select Create Online Course (Canvas/D2L).

Note: Due to a MyCUInfo Known Issue, you may need to clear your cache in order to see Canvas course create options.

Step 2

In the Create Online Course window, select Canvas from the LMS tool options.

Step 3

Your course information should be displayed. Make any needed changes to the course title and dates, then click Continue

*Note: Be sure to set your course start and end date to reflect the dates you wish for students to access to the course.

Step 4

While the course is being created, you will see this in-process window. This will automatically close once the course is created.

Step 5

You will see a confirmation that your course has been created. From this window you can select: 

  • Close to return to MyCUInfo
  • Request Changes to combine courses and add participants
  • Go to Canvas to log in to Canvas and begin working in the Course

*Note: You can request changes to a course at any time after creation during the current term. Use the Canvas - Request Course Changes tutorial to learn how. 

Step 6

If your course has multiple sections, they will be automatically combined during the create course process. Click the View combined sections link to view all sections included in this course.

*Note: The View combined sections link is not shown for single section (basic) courses.