UCI Canvas

Converting EasyWebsites to Canvas

Refer to this guide when you’re ready to get started with Canvas and already have an existing EEE Legacy EasyWebsite.

Note: OIT has investigated options for making this process more straightforward, but unfortunately because of the wide differences between the two systems, content must be manually migrated using the process below.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Open the EEE Legacy Website in a separate window
  2. Collect the files that are included in the webpage
    • If you have the files stored on your computer, then you’re done!
    • If you don’t have the files stored locally, you will need to open the website and click to download each of the files to your computer
  3. While viewing the EEE course website, select all the content that you would like to move into Canvas and copy the content
  4. Open the Canvas course space (you can click ‘Go to Canvas course space’ from your MyEEE)
  5. Click ‘Pages’ on the left-hand side
  6. Click ‘+ Page’ in the upper right corner to create a new page
  7. Enter a title for the page (i.e. ‘Homepage’)
  8. Paste the copied content into the body of the page
    • Place your cursor within the content where the first link to a file appears
  9. Use the menu on the right side of the page to click ‘Files’
    • Note that this might appear at the bottom of the page if the screen resolution is low
  10. Click ‘Upload file’ and browse to locate the file
  11. Click ‘Upload’ to send the file from your computer to Canvas
  12. A link to the file should be added to the page
  13. Repeat the process to add the additional links to the file
  14. Click ‘Save and Publish’
  15. Review your content, and edit the page to make any changes needed

Make a page the homepage for your Canvas course space

  1. Click the gear in the upper right corner of the page and click ‘Use as Front Page’ and click ‘Home’ if you would like this to be the homepage that the students access when they first go to the course space
  2. Click ‘Choose Home Page’ in the menu on the right
  3. Select the button next to ‘Pages Front Page’
  4. Click ‘Save’

Learn more about settings home pages in Canvas

  1. Click ‘Settings’ on the left-hand side of your course space
  2. Click ‘Validate links in content’ on the right side
  3. Click ‘Start Link Validation’
  4. Follow the instructions after the validation

This will check for valid links throughout your course space, not just in the page you created above.