Using Canvas for Unofficial Non-Credit Courses


Canvas is the campus's official Learning Management System (LMS) for activities such as maintaining an online grade book, providing online course content, conducting online quizzes and examinations, and more. Canvas houses official courses reflected in the schedule of classes, but in some cases, academic departments have a need to create a course that is not for credit. All approved non-credit courses will run the duration of the academic year and require a renewal annually.

Non-Credit Course Guidelines

Approval Guidelines:

Best Practices:

Steps To Take

Request a non-credit course site

  1. Complete or ensure your FERPA training is current.
  2. Fill out the Canvas Non-Credit Course request form.
  3. Await for a response, typically two weeks. 

Other Resources

Other Resources to consider instead of Canvas

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