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How do I use the HSU Accessible Syllabus Template?

In this tutorial you will learn how to import the HSU Accessible Syllabus Template from the Canvas Commons.

Per the P18-01 Syllabi Policy, it is required that a syllabus be posted on Canvas for every course offered at HSU.

2. Locate the HSU Accessible Syllabus Template

In the search bar, type "HSU accessible syllabus"

Canvas Commons - search for "HSU accessible syllabus"
3. Choose between the Canvas Page and the Word Document

There are two versions of the Accessible Syllabus Template available in the Canvas Commons:

  • Canvas Content Page
  • Microsoft Word Document

Decide which version you would like to use (or start with) and click on it.

We recommend you use both templates, and link to a downloadable Microsoft Word Document from the top of the Canvas Page.

Canvas Commons - results for "HSU accessible syllabus"
3.1. Import Canvas Content Page

Import the Content Page by:

  1. Selecting the check box next to the course(s) you want to import into
  2. Clicking Import into Course
Import into Canvas module with destination course selected

You should see the following message at the top of your window:

  1. Click Courses in the Global Navigation Bar
  2. Click on a course that you imported the content page into
Canvas Courses button and pull out window

3.1.2. Open the newly imported Page

  1. Click Pages in the Course Navigation Bar
Canvas Course Navigation Bar showing Pages button

2.     Click View All Pages at the top of the window

Canvas Pages - View All Pages button

3.     Click on the Page titled HSU Accessible Syllabus Template

Canvas list of all course pages

3.1.3. Edit the Page with your course information

Click the Edit button at the top-right of the window to open the Rich Content Editor.

Canvas Page Edit button

You are now ready to replace the template information with your course information!

If you need assistance using the Rich Content Editor, follow the guides in this chapter.

If you need assistance creating accessible content in the Rich Content Editor, follow this guide.

3.2. Import Microsoft Word Document

Import the Word Document by:

  1. Selecting the check box next to the course(s) you want to import into
  2. Clicking Import into Course
Import into Canvas module with destination course selected

You should see the following message at the top of your window:

  1. Click Courses in the Global Navigation Bar
  2. Click on a course that you imported the content page into
Canvas Courses button and pull out window

3.2.2. Open the newly imported Word Document

  1. Click Files in the Course Navigation Bar
Canvas Course Navigation Bar showing Files button

2.     Click on the Date Modified header to show the newest files first

Canvas Course Files showing Date Modified Header

3.     Click on the file named HSU Accessible Syllabus Template 1 2017.docx which should be near the top (but below any folders)

Canvas Course Files showing HSU Accessible Syllabus Template Word document

3.2.3. Download the Word Document

Click Download in the top-right corner of the window

Canvas file Download button

3.2.4. Edit the Document

You are now ready to replace the template information with your course information!

Open the downloaded Word Document, and edit using Microsoft Word.

If you need assistance creating accessible content in Microsoft Word, follow this guide.

3.2.5. Upload your edited copy

If you need assistance uploading files to Canvas, follow this guide.

4. Copy your Page to the Syllabus Tool

It is required by the P18-01 Syllabi Policy that a syllabus be posted on Canvas for every course offered at HSU.

At this point you have a Canvas Page version and/or a Microsoft Word version of your syllabus.

In this step, you will copy one of these versions into the Canvas Syllabus Tool. (It is recommended that you use the Canvas Page version)

In your Canvas course, click Pages from the Course Navigation Menu

Canvas Course Navigation Bar showing Pages button

Click View All Pages at the top of the window

Canvas Pages - View All Pages button

Click on the Page titled HSU Accessible Syllabus Template

Canvas list of all course pages

Click the Edit button at the top-right of the window to open the Rich Content Editor.

Canvas Page Edit button

Select and copy the content of the Page

TIP: Click in the text area and use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+A to select all of the text

Click Syllabus from the Course Navigation Menu

Canvas Course Navigation Bar showing Syllabus button

Click the Edit button at the top-right of the window to open the Rich Content Editor

Canvas Syllabus Edit button

Paste the copied content into the text area

If you created a Microsoft Word Document version of your syllabus as well, be sure to link it at the top of this syllabus page.

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