Prep for Fall 2020: HyFlex Course Setup Checklist

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HyFlex Course Setup Checklist

Ready to get started putting together your HyFlex course for Fall 2020? Use this checklist to make sure you’ve completed all the necessary steps for setting up a well-organized course site for your students:

Before You Start: Recommended Training

Recommended timeframe: as soon as possible

Planning Your Canvas Course Site

Recommended timeframe: 6 weeks prior to start of term

Course Framework Setup

  •  If desired, import the “Miami Regionals Canvas Course Template for Fall 2020” from Canvas Commons into your Fall course(s) to get a head start on creating your course framework.
  •  Determine the best way to organize your course modules (i.e. by day/class session, by course unit, by chapter, etc.) and add or delete modules from your course as needed.
    •  If desired, schedule an Announcement letting students know their course is structured using Modules and how they can navigate course content.

Syllabus & Instructor Information

Note: You must use the Syllabus page in your Canvas course site for Fall 2020.

  •  Edit the Syllabus page in your Canvas course to reflect important course and instructor information.

Planning and Developing Your Course Content

Recommended timeframe: 4-5 weeks prior to start of term

Planning Content

Adding Content to Canvas

Note: All learning activities and assessments must be built into your Canvas course site(s). We recommend having students submit all course work through Canvas Assignments, Discussions, or Quizzes.

  •  Add a page to each Module in your course where you can post or link in lecture materials for that Module.
  •  Add Canvas Discussions, Assignments, and/or Quizzes for all of the learning activities and assessments in your course, in the appropriate Module for each activity.
  •  If desired, add “Module Overview” pages at the start of each Module to summarize and prepare students for the learning activities that they will engage with in each Module.

Setting Up Your Gradebook

Recommended timeframe: 2-3 weeks prior to start of term

Note: All grading is required to be recorded in the Canvas Gradebook for Fall 2020.

Final Course Setup

Recommended timeframe: 1-2 weeks prior to start of term

Adding Instructor Presence

  •  Record a welcome video for your course, and post it in a Canvas Discussion, Page, or Announcement.
  •  Write a welcome email to send out to your students when your course starts, or a day or two beforehand.


Final Canvas Site Setup


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Looking for more guidance?

For a more detailed walkthrough on performing each of the steps listed in this checklist, check out our self-paced interactive HyFlex: Canvas Course Site Setup Guide.