Academic Courses – Created for You

  • CSU creates courses in Canvas for ALL academic graded sections systematically; no request is needed.
  • Using a Canvas course is the instructor’s choice.
  • Summer/Fall courses – created the previous February.
  • Spring courses – created the previous September.

Academic Courses – Teaching Assignments Link Instructors

  • After an instructor’s teaching assignments are entered into ARIES by their Department Scheduler (via SCAIT), that data is sent to Canvas within 12 hours.
  • Then instructors can see their courses in Canvas and can begin preparing their courses at their convenience.

Non-Graded Sections (labs, recitations) – by Request

Instructors, non-graded sections (labs, recitations) can be created and crosslisted into your academic lecture course.

To request – use the “Special Course Request Form – Canvas” in ARIESweb. Please allow 3 business days. Steps:

  1. Go to ARIESweb
  2. Log in with your eID
  3. Select “Request Canvas Course”
  4. Select the “Special Course Request Form – Canvas”, complete, add note, and submit.

Development Courses – by Request

  • Development courses are not very common; most instructors can use their Teaching course to develop their content.
  • Development courses are only used by instructors/designers who want to begin developing content in Canvas when:
    • the potential course is not yet approved, or
    • the semester is too far in the future so their teaching assignment cannot be made yet.
  • Development Courses never have students; they are only for designing content.
  • Content created in these courses can be copied into Teaching courses.

To request – use the “Special Course Request Form – Canvas” in ARIESweb. Please allow 3 business days. Steps:

  1. Go to ARIESweb
  2. Log in with your eID
  3. Instructor Tools > Request Canvas Courses
  4. Select “DEVELOPMENT Course Request Form – Canvas”
  5. Select your college, subject, course number OR check the box for “My course is not in the list”
  6. Add a note
  7. Click “Send Request”

Success Courses – by Request

  • Success Canvas Courses support academics.
  • They are not for academic credit themselves.
  • Course content and interactions contribute directly to student academic success.
  • Not merely as web pages, file storage, or reading/view materials.
  • Not for employee training.
  • Most course enrollments are opt-in by students.
  • See diagram for criteria.
  • To request, save and complete this request form and email to the address provided.