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Canvas C.O.R.E.: Critical Online Readiness Elements

Take these five small steps to improve your Canvas course site:


1. Use the Course Gradebook.

The Gradebook helps students see how they are progressing in your course. Learn more about the Gradebook.

2. Communicate Regularly.

Canvas provides several tools for keeping your students informed about upcoming assignments, announcing changes to the syllabus, and allowing your student to contact you with questions. Learn more about Canvas communication tools.

3. Organize Your Course with the Module Tool.

Using Modules creates an environment that looks the same, week in and week out, providing consistent and reliable navigation that students recognize. Learn more about Canvas modules.

4. Use the Course Calendar.

Adding assignments, quizzes, and activities to the Canvas course calendar tool keeps all of your due dates in one place and ensures that they will appear in your students’ individual Canvas calendars. Learn more about the Canvas course calendar.

5. Improve Accessibility with Ally.

Ally scans your uploaded content, assigns an accessibility score to each file, and provides suggestions for improving the accessibility of your materials. Ally also provides students with alternative formats of course files. Learn more about Ally.