Colorado State University
RamCT Retired May 31, 2016
Canvas at CSU
Canvas Upgrade Timeline
Steps To Get Courses Ready
Cross-List (Combine) Sections
Publish Your Course
Enrollments, Roles, Drops
Limit Privileges to Section
Content Migrated from RamCT
Migrated Course Removal
Course Dates for Students
Course Life Cycle
Canvas Guides, Videos, Webinars
Adding Department Administrators
Adding Senior Citizens
Assignments - Letter Grades
Early Performance Feedback
Set up your Email in Canvas
External Applications in Canvas
CIDI Design Tools
YouSeeU video tools
Requests for New External Apps
Canvas College Coordinators
Canvas Question/Feedback Email
Canvas Info Center, Morgan 185
For Admins & Coordinators
System Update Information
CSU Reports and Utilities
Canvas Status Updates
CSU and Unizin
CSU Quick Links
Canvas Information and Resources
Steps for Preparing Canvas Courses
Learn how Canvas works
Set Up Your Canvas Course
Courses are systematically created in Canvas
4-6 months before every semester, for all graded sections. No request needed!
After your teaching assignments are entered into Aries by your Department Scheduler, then you can see your courses in Canvas.
Instructors Cross-List/Combine sections into one course.
Enroll People in Your Course
Students are added systematically from ARIES.
All those assigned in ARIES to teach the section will be added systematically as Teacher.
Manually enroll others
Plan Course Content for Canvas
Plan/design course content.
CSU Library services.
Add Course Content
- 3 Options:
Copy/Import content from a previous Canvas course.
Then update your content for the new semester, including:
on all materials and assignments.
special tools/external apps
such as Echo360 and McGrawHill.
Develop fresh content in a blank Canvas course.
Canvas Instructor Getting Started Guide
Canvas Instructor Guide – all topics
Set Up Home Page and Navigation
Set up the home page.
CSU's "How to Make a Page a Home Page".
Set the Course Navigation menu. See
Canvas Guide - Course Navigation
Set Up Assignments and Grading
. (This creates columns in the gradebook.)
Learn to use the
Set your course’s
Arrange Proctored Exams.
Set Up Student Access in Your Course
Dates for Student participation in your class
How to customize start and end dates for students
your Canvas course,
you have the content ready for students.
Teach in Canvas!
After the course is complete, see the
Course Life Cycle
if you need to:
Re-use content in other courses
Help students finish incompletes
Verify grades and student activity
Download grades or content for your reference before they are deleted
Last updated 12/29/2016
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