Striving for Course Consistency and Clarity
The Office of Digital Learning has developed a basic course template to help instructors quickly create courses that are easy for students to navigate. The template, which organizes course content within modules, is designed to accommodate a range of disciplines and teaching approaches. The design of the template was guided by two priorities: 1) to ease and simplify course creation, 2) to help students find the information they need.
Our goal is for the template to empower instructors: to help them confident that they are creating a course that students will find easy to use.
If this is your first time importing the template, consider importing to an empty course or to your sandbox so that you can familiarize yourself with the template without affecting any existing course content.
How to import a Commons Resource Template into your course.
Departmental Templates for all UWT, Milgard, Nursing (BSN), SET and Education (EdD)
We have created specific templates that were co-created with department faculty and leadership. These templates contain information and policies specific to the department and also include student resources targeted to each program.
*NOTE - You will want to import/download these templates into an empty course shell before you "select content" to import from a previous quarter course.
Follow the instructions above for importing a template from commons. When searching Commons, use the following template titles for whichever template you want to import into your course.
- UW Tacoma Modules Template 2020 (this is a basic template with UWT branding and no specific departmental affiliation)
- UWT BSN Template
- UWT - Milgard School of Business Template
- UWT EdD Template 2020
- UWT Modules Template SET
Modules you can import into your Canvas Course
The following modules are available for you to download into your Canvas course. They are intended to give students information on academic support services, getting started with technology, etc. Follow the instructions linked at that top of this page to learn how to search and import these into your course.
Commons Search Term: University of Washington Tacoma: Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Resources
This module contains information and links to various resources available on the TLC website, as well as videos regarding several of our services--including how to make a TLC account, set an appointment with a tutor, and information regarding Peer Success Mentors.