What are the minimum Canvas use requirements for remote teaching?

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As of Spring 2020, all faculty are required to use Canvas to teach their courses, regardless of modality or level. The following are minimum Canvas use requirements. This information is also available as a Google Doc for downloading and printing.

  1. Import APU course template (optional, but recommended)
  2. Upload a syllabus and essential course materials.
  3. Create and grade assignments.
  4. Maintain a gradebook (enable grading scheme and check gradebook settings)
  5. Post essential announcements, including virtual office hours.
  6. Make sure course materials meet accessibility standards.
  7. Publish the course for students access.
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