Getting Started

Do these items first as you prepare your course for the next semester. Your course will be available to students on the first day of the semester.

  • Request a course combine if you are teaching multiple sections of the same course.

    • Important: Wait for the combine to complete before moving on.
    • This is optional if you prefer to have separate sections.
  • Course copy from your old to your new course.
    • Decide if you want to include last semester's announcements and discussion forums.
    • If any graded items are to be copied, such as tests, assignments, or discussion boards, be sure to include the Grade Center Columns and Settings.
    • Important: You will receive an email when the copy is complete. Do not perform the same copy again if you have not received this email.
  • Check for duplicate material and tests, delete where appropriate.
  • Check total points in the grade center and make sure it matches the total points you have indicated in your syllabus.

Check and Update Content

Now that you've added or copied content to your course, make sure it's up to date.

  • Update your course menu if needed.

  • Add or update your faculty information.
    • Include: Email, phone, location, office hours, and how you prefer to be contacted.
  • Update your course calendar for the appropriate semester.
  • Update your syllabus and files you may have linked in your course.
  • Update your book information if necessary.
    • Include: Title, ISBN, edition, and if an old edition will work in your course.
  • Check course content and update any assessment due dates.
  • Update content availability dates.
    • Think, will the correct units/folders show when the course opens to students?
  • Check your discussion board content and update availability/due dates.

Finishing Up

A few more items to help your course stand out!