Academic Courses

CSU creates courses in Canvas for all academic graded sections systematically

  • Summer/Fall courses are created the previous February.
  • Spring courses are created the previous September.

Instructor Access To Canvas Course

After an instructor’s teaching assignments are entered into ARIESweb by their Department Scheduler (via SCAIT), that data is sent to Canvas. Instructors can expect to see their courses in Canvas within 24 hours of a teaching assignment being entered into ARIESweb.

Non-Graded Sections (labs, recitations)

Non-graded sections (labs, recitations) are created by request. These sections may be cross-listed into an academic lecture course.

To request, log into ARIESweb (On campusOff campus), select Request Canvas Special Courses under the Instructor Tools heading. Choose Special Course Request Form, fill out the form, add any notes, and submit.

Please allow up to 3 business days for the courses to appear in Canvas.

Development Courses

Development are used to develop content, but are not very common. It is recommended that Instructors use their Teaching course to develop 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
  • The semester is too far in the future so their teaching assignment cannot be made yet

The content created in these courses can be copied into Teaching courses. Development Courses never have students.

To request, log into ARIESweb (On campusOff campus), select Request Canvas Special Courses under the Instructor Tools heading. Choose Development Course Request Form, fill out the form, add any notes, and submit.

Please allow up to 3 business days for the courses to appear in Canvas.

Success Courses

Success Canvas Courses are created by request and are used to support academics. Course content and interactions must contribute directly to student academic success. Most course enrollments are opt-in by students.

Success courses are not for;

  • Academic credit
  • File storage, or reading/viewing materials (web page, reference page)
  • Employee training

See diagram for Success course criteria.

To request, complete this request form and email to the address provided.