Last spring, UIUC announced that we were moving from Compass2g (Blackboard) to Canvas this academic year. So, I've been exploring Canvas over the summer and decided to jump in and move my course to Canvas this fall. My plan is to share tips about developing courses in Canvas along the way.
Since I have to manually move my content, my goals for this semester are to have a paperless lab and the content is also accessible for all students in my lab. For the latter, I am going to draw from the UDL guidelines and the IT Accessibility 101 course provided by the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services at Illinois.
My first course in Canvas will be BIOE415: Biomedical Instrumentation Lab. I'm organizing each lab into a module with background information and the experiment instructions. Therefore a lot of my content is getting transferred to pages that are just webpages and you can edit the HTML if you know what you are doing.
My first tip is about how to add figure captions to images on pages in Canvas. It is easy if you know HTML, but not if you are trying to search for how to do it on Canvas pages.
Read more: Canvas Tip - Figure Tags