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Resources for Online Teaching

We will continue to add information to this page to help with the continuity of online classes and provide resources for best practices in teaching online.

Canvas Sites for Resources

Campus to Online and Educational Technology sites are public and will not appear in your Canvas course list. If you want to add them to your course list, when you visit this site, choose the small JOIN THIS COURSE option to the right of the page if you are on a desktop computer. The course will become part of your course list.

This Canvas site has specific resources for teaching online and basic Canvas tools. Included in the resources is an overview of 5 strategies for planning courses online, short articles about creating social presence, communicating online, grading with rubrics, student support and more. We will be adding additional material to this site.

This Canvas site has great information and videos on using Zoom, Panopto, Canvas conferences and more including information for students you are free to copy and use. There are also tips on using other tools in Canvas, for example, peer review and other advanced tools.

This site has short how to videos for creating course content accessibly. Visit this site to learn a quick way to make Canvas pages, word documents and PDF’s accessible for all students.

Course Templates

  • eLearning has provided a full course template designed using the Transparency for Learning Teaching format for equity in the classroom. We also have a Student Support and Resources module. You can import the template and customize for your course.

How to find and import templates from Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is located in your Canvas global navigation menu.

  • Log into Canvas
  • Choose Commons from the global navigation menu
  • In the search bar, write North Seattle College
  • Preview content
  • In right panel, choose the course you want to add the content
  • Click import 
  • You can return to your course

How to import from Canvas Commons to your course