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Canvas Teaching Tips are distributed by the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences Online and Academic Technology Services office and offer SHORT helpful tips about Canvas, online learning, and academic technology. 

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Canvas has many great tools for posting content, but what if you want to help students access content at the right time and/or in the right order?

ANSWER: Use Modules and Module Settings!



  • Set a date for the release of content
  • Provide a visual way for students to see what they have completed
  • Require students to move through items sequentially
  • Require students to complete tasks prior to the release of other content




The image below shows an example of what a student sees when prerequisites & requirements are being used. The student is clearly shown what they have completed and what is still unfinished or overdue.

Image of Canvas modules with prerequisites and requirements from student view


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