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Resources for preparing summer courses

To help you prepare your courses for summer, check out these valuable resources and services:

Update Your Course in Canvas Using the Maintenance Checklist
This quick, easy, self-guided maintenance checklist ensures you have the basics ready to go in Canvas before your class begins. 

Request a Link & Date Check for Your Course
Our team can help you verify whether weblinks are accurate in your course and check that course dates in Canvas align with dates in the syllabus.

Request Individualized Instructional Design Support 
Ask a question or request an individual consultation. We can assist with course design questions and consult on Canvas and other campus technologies.

CALS Video Captioning Service
Closed captions help make video more accessible to online learners. The CALS Captioning Service can help you create and edit captions for your online videos.

CALS Instructional Support and Resources Canvas Site
Throughout the pandemic, this Canvas site has been built up as a repository of resources and guides for remote and online instruction. 

Regular and Substantive Student-Instructor Interaction Guidelines
Ensure your course meets student-instructor interaction requirements for online, remote, and blended courses. 

Credit Hour/Course Workload Calculator (Select Make a Copy)
Summer courses are accelerated, so the workload is heavier than in fall or spring semesters. Use this credit hour calculator to ensure you are meeting the credit hour policy for your course.

DoIT Help Desk 
DoIT can assist with technical questions, troubleshooting, glitches, and error message assistance.

If you have questions about these resources or would like help preparing your summer course, please fill out the support request form or contact Nikki McIntosh at nikki.mcintosh@wisc.edu.