Canvas - Create a Course

Last Updated: 04/13/2020
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Overview

This tutorial shows the process for creating a Canvas Course from your MyCUInfo Dashboard. You may need to change your browser settings to allow pop-ups to complete the course creation process. This process is not supported in Internet Explorer 11.

Maintenance window: The scheduled maintenance window for this system is on Wednesdays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm. If you experience issues with the tool during that time, please wait and try again after 5 minutes. If you continue to experience issues, please reach out to the IT Service Center at oithelp@colorado.edu.

Step

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.

Note: Due to a MyCUInfo Known issue, you may need to clear your cache or enable third-party cookies in order to see Canvas course create options.

Step

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

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

Step

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

  • 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

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.