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A CourseForge is a template course for Canvas with structured elements.

The current version is CourseForge 3.0, which does not have the boxes and other aethetic elements of previous CourseForges. To see what this looks like, Enroll in the CourseForge:

Enroll in CourseForge 3.0

To import the CourseForge into your course(s), follow the directions below. Along with the structural elements, you can also request a the new CourseForge "Skin", which applies a uniform aethetic to your course automatically; please contact tels@yc.edu with the 5-digit CRN(s) to make this request.

NOTE: The original CourseForges (A-E) are being deprecated. Those were prone to code errors and other problems when modified, and were time-intensive to implement. It's OK if you are still using those, but if you would like to move to the new CourseForge "Skin", please contact tels@yc.edu.

Import the CourseForge into your course:

  1. Create a blank shell on your Canvas Dashboard and name it something unique.
  2. Click on the Commons button on the left side of your dashboard (C->).
  3. Search the Canvas Commons for "CourseForge" and select it.
  4. Select "Download" from the right side of the page.
  5. Select the name of the unique blank course that you just made.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the button "Import into Course"
  7. Click on the Dashboard button and locate the course that you made. 
  8. If the content hasn't populated, wait a minute or so and refresh the page.

For additional help with the CourseForge, contact the TeLS department at tels@yc.edu.