Canvas Templates

Canvas Course Templates with Zoom Integration

Our CDLI Canvas Course Templates are designed to help you quickly convert your face-to-face course to distance delivery for this winter or spring quarter. By using two dependable and fairly easy-to-use applications (Zoom Web Conferencing and the Canvas Learning Management System) you can continue to teach your course and communicate with your students. To help faculty with this task, CDLI has developed the following resources:

1. Canvas Instructional Continuity Templates and Guide

In most cases, using Canvas and Zoom in a thoughtful way will allow you continue instruction when you can’t meet face-to-face. To facilitate this, CDLI has developed several easy-to-use instructional continuity templates. Downloading and importing one of the templates to your Canvas course will give you a ready-made ten-week (or for the Law School, sixteen-week) Canvas course shell that will help you:

  • Use the integrated Zoom tool within your Canvas course to host regularly scheduled classes and office hours at a distance.
  • Automatically record any Zoom class meetings so that students who can’t make it to scheduled live sessions, either through illness or connectivity issues, will be able to review and catch up.
  • Build out your course quickly since the template comes equipped with ten modules that include weekly discussions and assignments—all you have to do is add your own text and points values.
  • Share your course materials in Canvas
  • Use Canvas to send course messages to students

Canvas Course Templates

CDLI has developed several different Canvas course templates for Seattle U faculty to use to get up and running in Canvas quickly, including:

  • Once a Week Template (or for flipped classes)
  • Tuesday-Thursday Template (or for courses that meet twice a week)
  • Monday-Wednesday-Friday Template (or for courses that meet three times a week)
  • Asynchronous Template (for fully online courses that never meet synchronously)
  • Law School Template (for Law courses that meet once a week on a 16 week semester)
  • Tuesday-Thursday Law School Template (for 16 week Law courses that meet twice a week)

In addition, CDLI has an Instructional Continuity Guide which will help faculty learn how to use and modify any of the CDLI Canvas Course Templates.

Preview and Download CDLI's Canvas Course Templates

Download or View the Faculty Instructional Continuity Guide

If you have students with accommodation requests, contact Disability Services to ensure your online content and assignments are accessible and address student needs.

2. The CDLI Instructional Continuity Workshops

CDLI hosts workshops via Zoom to assist faculty in the implementation and use of the Instructional Continuity Template, Zoom, and Canvas. In the workshop you will learn how to upload the template into one of your own empty courses; set up Zoom meetings and office hours for the quarter; make sure that your meetings are automatically recorded and available to students as needed; and edit the template’s pages, discussions, assignments and file links to customize it for your own course content.

Register for a Canvas Basics: Winter Quick Start Workshop

Register for a Zoom Workshop

3. Additional Guides and Support

The CDLI Help Center provides in-depth guides, resources, and support for faculty and students using CDLI-supported learning technologies, including Zoom and Canvas.

Faculty and students also have access to 24/7 Canvas support through Instructure and quick Zoom support through the ITS Service Desk.