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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.

 New Self-Service Option

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UAB eLearning has shared our Canvas course templates for 24/7 self-service imports available in the Canvas Commons for all instructors. Follow the directions linked below to access and import the desired eLearning Course Template item. Please Note: Users who would rather have eLearning place the template in the course on their behalf can fill out the request form below.


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 begin that include syllabus instructions, link to a Canvas Overview activity, as well as buttons linked to the syllabus, Start Here module, UAB Policies and Resources module, and content module.

    screenshot of Course homepage
  • Start Here module

    Contains editable pages to guide you through introducing your students to the course and establishing instructor presence by introducing yourself. This module also contains interactive introductions to netiquette, tips for online success, an online-readiness assessment, and time-management activity.

    screenshot of Start Here Module
  • UAB Policies and Resources module

    Contains required UAB policies such as Title IX, Disability Support Services (DSS), as well as technology resources, and instructions on course withdrawal.

    screenshot of UAB Policies Research module
  • Syllabus Page

    The Syllabus page includes a sample syllabus file and 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

    There's one customizable content page that can be duplicated according to your course needs. It contains a module overview, instructional materials page, a schedule page (for course templates other than online-only), a sample quiz, assignment page, and discussion board, as well as module wrap-up page. Additionally, you'll find sample content and hyperlinked guides highlighted in yellow to help you build and organize module content.

    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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Our Instructional Designers are glad to assist you set up and edit this template for your course. Please request instructional design services at https://uab.edu/elearning/services/instructional-design)

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