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Create an EEE Canvas course space

Overview

Instructors can create a course space in EEE Canvas using the following process in EEE GrandCentral:

  1. Request a course space in EEE GrandCentral
  2. Wait approximately one hour for the request to be processed (you will receive an email notification when the course space is ready)
  3. Access the EEE Canvas course space

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Course space models

If you are the instructor of record for more than one section, you have two options for the configuration of your EEE Canvas course space. If you would like to discuss the options that are available, please let us know.

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Multi-Section (Combined) Course Space

Multi-section course spaces combine the students, content and course activities into a single course space.

Combined Course Space Model

Example: Imagine that you are teaching History 1, including a lecture section and 3 discussions, each led by a TA. In this model, you would have a single course space, History 1, which would include all of your sections. Your 3 TAs would have access to view the students in their section as well as record grades for them. However, they would also have access to all course contents, including quizzes and other materials.

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Single-Section Course Space

Single section course spaces sequester students, content and course activities for each section into an individual course space. Course materials can be copied between course spaces, but materials are not shared.

Single-Section Course Space Model

Example Imagine that you are teaching History 1, including a lecture section and 3 discussions, each led by a TA. In this model, you would have 4 course spaces – one for the lecture, and one for each of the three discussion sections. This would allow each of your TAs to create content, including quizzes, discussions, etc. for only their sections.

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Comparison of course space models

  Combined Course Space Single-Section Course Space
Description One course space per course, with all sections One course space per section
Section combination Could include any combination of lectures, discussions, labs, seminars, and more Includes only one type of section (roughly analogous to how courses are configured on EEE)
Student access to content Students in all sections access the same content Students individual sections can access custom content
TA access By default, TAs can see all students in all sections (Note: You can submit a request to limit TA access to individual sections only) TAs see only the students enrolled in their specific section
Gradebook display Instructors and TAs see all students enrolled in all sections, or see students enrolled in only a single section Instructors and TAs see all students enrolled in a single section only
Assignment deadlines Custom deadlines can be set for all students, individual sections, or individual students Custom deadlines can be set for individual sections, or individual students
Group configuration Group membership can combine students in any section Group membership includes only students in a single section

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Which course space model is right for me?

If you are not sure which course space model you should choose, you can either use the questions included below, or let us know. We would be happy to talk more with you about how your course might fit into these options.

Question If the answer is yes, consider this model
Is the content (i.e. documents, pages, links, etc) for each of the sections the same? Multi-section course space
Are the assessments for all sections the same? Multi-section course space
Do your TAs need to customize the web presence for their sections? Single-section course space
Can any group work in the course include students from multiple sections? Multi-section course space
Should students see and interact with students in only their own section? Single-section course space

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Create an EEE Canvas course space

Instructors can use EEE GrandCentral to request a Canvas course space containing one or more sections using the following process:

  1. Open EEE GrandCentral If you have not already logged in, please do so
  2. Press + Create Canvas course space
  3. Verify the term
  4. Click the checkbox next to each class you want to include in the course space
    • If multiple classes are selected, you will have the option to create either one multi-section (combined) course space or multiple single-section course spaces.
    • If only one class is selected, you will create a single-section course space
  5. Review the title of the course space and click Edit if you would like to make changes (Note: You can use the following characters in the course title: letters (i.e. a-z, A-Z) numbers (i.e. 0-9) : - ( ) ‘ , & and space)
  6. Press Create course space

Your requested EEE Canvas course spaces will be created in approximately 1 hour. You and all other instructors will receive an email confirmation once the course spaces are available.

Missing a course?

Instructor associations are set in the Schedule of Classes by your department schedulers. If you are missing courses, please let us know.

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View the status of an EEE Canvas course space

EEE GrandCentral provides a listing of all of your EEE Canvas course spaces that have been requested. Each Canvas course space is shown with its name, current status, enrollment count, instructor count, the option to manage people, and a list of classes or sections in the course space.

Once the provision request is made by either you or another instructor of record for a course, the course space will be listed in the Pending creation table. Pending Creation Status

Once the Canvas course space requested is finished processing, the course space listing is updated to reflect its unpublished state on EEE Canvas. To access your course space, click the name of the course space or click the Go to course space button. Unpublished Status

Once the course space is published, the course space listing will be updated to reflect its published state on EEE Canvas. To access your course space, click the name of the course space or click the Go to course space button. Published Status

Cancel a request

If you need to cancel your request for a course space or delete an existing course space in EEE Canvas, please let us know.

We will need the following information:

  • Term (i.e. Fall Quarter 2015)
  • Course Codes (i.e. 99109) or department and number (i.e. MATH 101)

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Get additional help

Contact EEE for additional help:

  • Phone: (949) 824-2222
  • Email: eee@uci.edu
  • Online: Using the Help menu in the lower left corner of the screen, press Contact Us.
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Caryn Neiswender Erik Kelly
Senior Instructional Technology Specialist Canvas Transition Support

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