First look at canvas
In this video, I'll show you what to expect after you've brought your course into Canvas.
- The 'Modules' view and how it compares to moodle (iLearn)
- Organization: it is similar to moodle, but instead of showing all the material, all at once, Canvas tries to get students to go through items linearly, like a powerpoint deck. So 'Modules' is a more basic list, and students will go through the items one after another. Canvas makes 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to help with this.
- What happened to all the material on the iLearn course? It got made into 'pages' in canvas. Similar to pages in moodle, they are a basic web page that you can put any sort of content into. So the 'Labels' and Topic descriptions will be moved into pages in canvas. You'll have to hunt around a bit to see where things ended up, and then reorganize and rename them as you see fit.
- The student's default view: The 'Modules' view is the most similar to moodles, but you have other options. A common one is to use a page. You can easily list: what the current topic and focus of activity is, and any other relevant info, with a link out to the current module.
- The settings page: Just like moodle, there is a 'Course Settings' page that lets you control some aspects of the course: start and stop dates, a dashboard picture, and which items are showing in the left hand menu.