The Courseware Support Team is happy to announce that our new Course Request Form is available to users! To access the Form, please go to Link to Course Request Form (same URL as the old form).
Here are some aspects of the New Form that we think you’ll love:
The newly designed interface simplifies navigation. You can access your list of Canvas sites for request from the homepage (click on Main to access if you have navigated from the homepage) or by clicking on Courses under “Browse.”
Also on the the homepage, you can see your recent requests under “Site Requests” and links to all of you existing Canvas sites and export .zip files for Blackboard sites (Instructions: Using Blackboard Exports) in the “Existing Course Sites” section.
To request a Canvas site for a course, simply click on the link for it from either of the locations (homepage or Courses). Please click on the following screenshot for an example.
After selecting a course, a form will open, and you will have the option to apply settings to the Canvas site so that it is configured to your liking. All of the old settings remain, and there have been improvements to these, as well as entirely new settings added to the form. Here are three changes and additions about which we are the most excited:
Multiple Sections in a Single Canvas Site
The New Course Request Form lets you select sections to add to your Canvas site. Previously, if an instructor wanted their lab or recitation sections added to their Canvas sites, they would have to request this in the “Comments or additional instructions” box of the form, and we would have to manually add sections to the site, which could take a while depending on how close a request was to the start of the semester (the closer to the start, the longer to wait to due an increased volume of requests). The New Form makes section requests much easier, letting you add sections automatically to a site by checking a box. Please click on the following screenshot for an example.
Important: We recommend clicking on the “Info” button before clicking in the check-box to see what sections will be added to the site. Here is an example of the section information that displays through the “Info” button:
Please note: Cross-listed courses don’t need to use the section-request feature to grant students who register under different course numbers access to the Canvas site. By default, any student enrolled in an officially cross-listed course has access to the Canvas site under which the site request was processed. We have added a reminder about this to the Form (please click on the following screenshot for an example):
The option to add the Course Reserves button to you Canvas site is at the bottom of the form, just like it was with the old form. Please click on the following screenshot for an example.
The button now automatically appears in a site if this option is selected. Before, we would have to manually add this button to a site after it was created, and during busy times of a term (e.g., the first two weeks before classes start), users would have to wait for the button to be added manually, which could take a while. Now that the button is automatically added, users can place their Course Reserves requests as soon as their site is up.
Please contact Courseware Support at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the New Course Request Form, and we will be happy to assist you.