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Tips and Hints


  • Containers for all sections of your courses are now automatically created before the start of the semester and appear on your Canvas courses list at the start of registration. You will still have to customize them for your courses or copy a previous semester course into the new container. Students will be automatically added into your section containers through Colleague (A&R) throughout the semester and updated daily.
  • See the Pre-semester Checklist and Post-Semester Checklist for how to close out a semester and get ready for the next one.


  • Use frequent announcements to update students on due dates, new information, news items, summaries of past work, etc. 
  • To avoid disputes about deadlines, set up assignments and tests to become unavailable after the deadline. Students tend to understand this as more permanent and learn time management immediately


  • Default email addresses provided by the district are frequently wrong or outdated. Make sure that students check these immediately upon entering your class. Explain how to change their default email.



Last Updated: 06/13/2018
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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