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Working with Modules in Canvas

Issue Date: 05-25-2018

What are modules

Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course.

At its core, modules create a one-directional linear flow of what students should do in the course. This can be presented to students as weeks, units or any other organizational structure preferred by the professor.

Each module can contain files, discussions, assignments, quizzes or any other learning material. Modules can be easily organized using the drag and drop feature as can the elements found within the modules also be reorganized by dragging and dropping.

Note: Keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate the Modules page. Simply pressing the comma key will trigger a pop-up window displaying the keyboard shortcuts that can be used for navigation.

 

How to Add a Module

Step 1:

From the course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Canvas Modules 1

Step 2:

Click the Add a module button.

Canvas Modules 2

 

Step 3:

Type a name in the Module Name field.

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Step 4:

Click the Add module button to finalize this step.

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 For more information about working with modules in canvas click here.

Go For A Canvas Deep Dive

Canvas Deep Dive trainings are intensive sessions about specific topics including quizzes, file management, assignments, grading and more. Each session lasts an hour and 15 minutes. It is recommended that you attend Canvas Basics Training before attending a Deep Dive session.

Click here to see the sessions offered next week. Sign in with your NSU username and password, select My Traincaster, and browse the Classroom Calendar.

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