Canvas Course Semester Checklist

A checkmark clipart Verify and Organize Your Courses

Verify that all your courses for the semester are listed in your Canvas account. You can login to your Canvas Courses through myUSF Portal page or through If you do not see your courses listed, click the View All Courses link in the upper right corner of your dashboard. If you still do not see them here, contact your program coordinator or department head.  

A checkmark clipart Combine Course Sections

Do you teach multiple sections? If you teach multiple sections of your Course and you want all students to access the same content, you can combine or cross-list sections before the semester begins.

A checkmark clipart Import Content from another Course

If you need to reuse content from a previous semester or from another Canvas instructor, you can import that content into your course. If it is a course taught by someone else, you may need that instructor to give you access to that course. If it is a course that concluded, (when the + People Link button is grey) that instructor can temporarily make the course active again, then add you.  To see how to temporary un-conclude a course, check the following guide.

A checkmark clipart Make your Course Available to Students and Welcome Them to Your Course

By default, all classes in Canvas are not available to students to begin with. This is to allow faculty to edit and make changes to the Canvas courses before students are able to see them.  Make your class available to students by publishing your course. Once published, you can send a welcome  message to all students in your class with the announcement tool.