Delta PDC Portal

Course Templates

The Professional Development Center (PDC) Team has developed Canvas course templates to help faculty quickly create courses that are easy for students to navigate. The Full Course Templates have content organized within modules. You can download individual parts of each template such as Homepage, Syllabus, Frequently Asked Questions, Content Pages, Assignments, Discussion, Quizzes, and Module Bookends.

Preview Templates

Prior to importing or
downloading templates, please preview what's available!

Getting Started

We recommend importing the template into a blank course shell. Learn how to get started.

How-To Videos

Delta's PDC Team has developed several video tutorials to assist you. Check them out.

Support

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Trouble downloading or working with the templates? Please contact us.

Getting Started

Important warnings
  1. Only import PDC templates into an empty shell.
  2. Do NOT update any PDC templates from the Commons.

Import Templates from PDC website

We strongly recommend importing the template into a blank course. This allows you to see the structure of the template as a starting point and think about how your content works with that structure. Need an empty shell to practice? Request a dev shell now. 

Step 1: Log into Canvas and click on Commons on the left menu.

Step 2: Preview the templates to choose what to adopt.

Step 3: To import a template into an empty shell, click on the Import/Download button. 

Step 4: A popup will open. Click on Download next to the template you want.  It will take you directly to the template in Commons (if you followed step 1!)

Step 5: Click on Import/Download (right button) and chek the appropriate course shell. Do NOT SELECT ALL.  Double check to make sure you have selected the right (empty) course. Then select “Import into Course.”

Import Directly from Commons

Step 1: Preview the available templates to see how they look. You will not be able to see their actual look and feel in the Commons. Need an empty shell to import a template to try it? Request a dev shell now

Step 2: Log into Canvas and click on Commons on the left menu.

Step 3: Click on Filter on the top right.

  • Under Content Types, choose “Templates“.
  • Scroll down and under “Shared With,” Select “San Joaquin Delta College.”
  • Click on X to close the filter window. 

You will now see all the PDC templates.

Step 4: Find the correct template and click on it to select it. Then, click on Import/Download (right button).

Step 5: Chek the appropriate course shell. Do NOT SELECT ALL.  Double check to make sure you have selected the right (empty) course. Then select “Import into Course.”

View video with steps to import from Commons.

If you encounter difficulties during any part of these tasks, please email us: facultysupport@deltacollege.edu

Notes on Importing Templates
  1. Most of the modules and content in the template you are importing are unpublished to ensure that students won’t find the content you want hidden. Once you've edited them, publish them so that students can access them. 
  2. We recommend leaving the Instructor module unpublished so you can use it as a resource throughout the term (it will remain hidden from your students).
  3. We encourage you to publish the Course Resources module along with its pages (once you have edited them), because it includes content that’s useful for students. 
  4. If you teach at other colleges with Canvas, the PDC templates will not work there (the styles will not be visible), unless they also license DesignPlus. 

How-To Video Tutorials

The Professional Development Center (PDC) Team has developed the following video tutorials to assist you. 

How-To Video Tutorials

Full Course Templates

The Full Course Templates have content organized within modules. You can download individual parts of each template such as Homepage, Syllabus, Frequently Asked Questions, Content Pages, Assignments, Discussion, Quizzes, and Module Bookends.

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Introduction, Module, and Advanced Page Templates

The following templates include an Introduction Module Template (Homepage, syllabus, and FAQs), Modules Plage Template (module overview, assignment, discussion, quiz and recap pages), and an Advanced Page Template with tabs and accordions.

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Module & Advanced Page Templates

The following templates include a Module Template (module overview, assignment, discussion, quiz and recap pages) and an advanced page template with tabs and accordions.  

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Questions & Support

Ask Questions. Get Individualized Support.

The Professional Development Center (PDC) Team has developed these templates and tutorials. We are committed to assisting you in improving the design of your online classes. We are here for you. One-on-one appointments and individualized assistance is available.

Please contact us with any questions: facultysupport@deltacollege.edu

Trouble downloading the templates? Try the suggestions in our FAQ-Troubleshooting Tips.

 

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