Importing Templates + Publishing Pages
| How-To: Import templates and layouts to a subject's Canvas site |
The BEL+T team has developed a number of custom CANVAS templates that can be imported from Commons directly to subject sites. These pages provide the framework for you to set up your site navigation and pedagogical structures such as a weekly, themed or studio layouts. Furthermore, there are many other templates that you can import into your Canvas site.
1| To access the templates locate Commons on the left navigation tabs under the UoM symbol, or click this link.;
2| Type 'ABP' in the search bar to locate custom BEL+T templates.
Review the contents of the selected template and Import/Download to the subject site.
Importing templates is quick and easy, usually taking 1-2 minutes.
Once imported, you can view, edit and publish imported pages in View All Pages.
1| Access View All Pages.
The BEL+T group has created a collection of Canvas site templates tailored to common ABP subject types. These template designs are intended to enhance the navigation and user experience beyond what is afforded by the default Canvas structure.
Changing the Home Page
| How-To: Make an ABP Template Welcome Page appear as my Canvas home page |
Pages (new pages, modules, assignments etc.) can be set as the main Home Page, accessible through the 'Pages' link on the left side panel.
1| Access the View All Pages from the Pages link.
The ‘Pages’ list shows all of the pages that currently exist (published and unpublished) on a subject’s Canvas website.
To make a specific page the new home page, click the three dots and select Use as Front Page.
NOTE: Pages can only be set as home pages if they are published - alway check the ‘Publish’ status and Student View as a final measure (see page 7 to find out how).
Publishing + Page Visibility
| How-To: Check if my Home Page is visible to Students |
After switching over to your new home page, check that the relevant page has been published and is available for students to view.
1| Switching to ‘Student View’, accessed by the home page screen.
If you are presented with an ‘Access Denied’ image (see above), your current home page is NOT active and needs to be ‘Published’.
*Student View is not applicable to embedded video applications and group homepages; it is good to receive feedback from students on their accessibility as the semester starts!
If you have already published your new home page via the ‘View All Pages’ link, your page might be contained within a larger module that is turned off. You will need to publish this module for the page to be visible.
Switch to Publish in Modules once your page is ready.