Old Dominion University, Center for Learning and Teaching

Create Your New Course in Canvas

May 17, 2022 09:25 AM - 11:25 AM

Presented by: Christine Nickel,   Emilie Martin,  

This introductory workshop guides you through the steps of creating your new course in Canvas. You will learn how to configure your course settings; add, edit, and upload content; and publish your course content.


Gornto 221


By the end of this workshop, you should be able to: 

  • Configure course navigation settings
  • Organize a course with modules
  • Create new pages
  • Add content to a page using the Rich Content Editor (RCE)
  • Publish items (e.g., page, assignment, etc.), module, and course
  • Set a page as a course home page
  • Access the Canvas Guides online and Help within Canvas

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About the Presenters

Christine Nickel

Chris has worked as an instructional designer for 14 years and worked at ODU's Center for Teaching and Learning since 2013. She received her MSEd from ODU in 2005 and her PhD in Education from ODU in 2010. Her current research interests include cooperative and collaborative learning in hybrid and online environments, the community of inquiry model, service learning, and learning with augmented reality. She has presented at numerous conferences and most recently had a chapter published in Akyol and Garrison’s, Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice.

Emilie Martin

Emilie Martin is an Instructional Technologist with the Center for Learning and Teaching at Old Dominion University. With an M.Ed and 8+ years as an educator, Emilie has spent her career focusing on engagement strategy in the instructional design process. Her passion for engagement led her to a love for instructional technology. Emilie highly values measurable learner outcomes and greatly prioritizes accessibility in the design process.  She strives to produce deliverables that will create a massive impact on students, Educators, and other professional learners. She currently collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to develop effective and engaging E-Learning student coursework and professional learning experiences for ODU Faculty.