When creating a course site from scratch, or transitioning an existing Moodle site to Canvas, using a template can be a good way to get a course site up and running quickly and efficiently. Think of a template as a pre-built framework for how to structure a course site and what elements to include.
Review the table below to see if your unit or campus has already provided a template for your use. Some units require their instructors to use their designated templates. If you don’t see your unit below you are welcome to use the UMN-ATSS templates.
Explore the templates by clicking on the associated link in the 'Canvas Template Site' column. Some sites include links in the 'Template Site with Example Content'; these represent what a site would look like with content.
Once you see a template you would like to use, you will need to search for it in Canvas Commons using the search terms listed in the table and then import it into your course site.
|Unit Name||Required?||Canvas Commons Search Term||Link to Canvas Template Site||Template Site with Example Content|
|UMN-ATSS Face-to-Face||N/A||UMN Repository Template||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57903||https://umn.instructure.com/courses/48353|
|UMN-ATSS Hybrid||N/A||UMN Hybrid Course Template||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57904||https://umn.instructure.com/courses/48356|
|UMN-ATSS Online||N/A||UMN Fully Online Template||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57905||https://umn.instructure.com/courses/48374|
|CBS||CBS starts all courses with template||CBS Home Page Course Template||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57906|
|CLA||Recommended||UMN-TC CLA Canvas Template Example Site||https://canvas.umn.edu/enroll/PWAME6|
|CSOM 1||Recommended- contact Carlson School Instructional Design Team for assistance:email@example.com||CSOM Example Canvas Site||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57897|
|CSOM 2||Recommended- contact Carlson School Instructional Design Team for assistance:firstname.lastname@example.org||CSOM Example Canvas Site 2||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57898|
|CSPH||Required||Center for Spirituality and Healing Template Full AY 17-18||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57899|
|CCAPS||Required||AY17-18 CCAPS OES Template||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57929|
|UMN Morris||Recommended||Canvas Course Template - Spring 2018 Morris||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57907|
|HHH||Contact Humphrey School Instructional Design Team for assistance||Humphrey School: Canvas Site Template||https://canvas.umn.edu/courses/57895|