The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies offers several templates to help you build your course. Instructors can request to have all or specific components of the eLearning template to be placed into their Canvas course.

Template Components

All templates include the following standard components.

Course Homepage

This is the landing page of your course. It contains information on how to start on the course (including instructions to read the syllabus), a link to a Canvas tutorial, and buttons for each week of the semester which link to a corresponding module.

screenshot of Course Instructor Name landing page

Course Information module

Contains editable pages to guide you through introducing your students to the course and beginning to build rapport and instructor presence by introducing yourself. This module also contains interactive introductions to netiquette and tips for being successful in an online course.

screenshot of Course Information Module

UAB Policies and Resources module

Contains required UAB policies such as Title IX, Disability Support Services (DSS), and course withdrawal. It also includes the updated COVID-19 DSS information, a list of services available to students, and technology support information for the most used academic technologies supported by eLearning.

screenshot of UAB Policies Research module

Syllabus Page

The Syllabus page includes a sample syllabus fileand a sample format of the syllabus page that includes a short template of information that can be edited by the instructor.

syllabus page template

Module Structure

Additionally, there are unique module structures to help you organize your weekly or unit content. There are 15 customizable weekly modules that contain a module overview, pages for instructional materials (including embedded videos), placeholder discussion boards, and a wrap up page. The templates for hybrid, remote, or face-to-face courses include schedules according to the day of the week.

screenshot of Module Structure

Request eLearning Template

Answer the questions below to request the eLearning template be placed into your course or sandbox.

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