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Auto-generated Course Sites

Moving from Moodle towards the adoption of Canvas

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Each semester, empty academic course sites are automatically generated for each active PeopleSoft section for every course. These sites appear on the Canvas dashboard of the instructors and teaching assistants (TA’s) assigned in PeopleSoft to teach those courses. Instructors can build course content from scratch or import content from existing course sites.

Please note: these course sites are unpublished and will not be visible to enrolled students until published. Consult this guide for helpful information. It is also recommended to check with college or campus transition contacts before starting the process.

If faculty and instructors are planning to teach a class in Canvas and their course site does not appear on their dashboard, they should reach out to their college or campus scheduler to ensure they are assigned as the primary or secondary instructor in PeopleSoft.

To hide auto-generated course sites on the Canvas dashboard until they are ready to be worked on, follow these instructions.

Courses are auto-generated and students are enrolled according to the following schedule: 

  • Fall terms: Apr 16
    Student enrollment: Jun 1-Dec 31
  • Spring terms: Aug 1
    Student enrollment: Oct 1
  • Summer terms (including May term): Jan 3
    Student enrollment: Jan 3-Sep 30

NOTE: Courses are only auto-generated for those who are designated as instructors in PeopleSoft.

Questions about this process can be directed to college or campus transition contacts or canvas@umn.edu.