On this page
- Access to the course
- Preparing your course
- Getting support
- Canvas functions in detail:
Module visibility (resit assignments)
Canvas: not meant for summative exams
Access to the course
Enrolment issues? Contact the right person!
Canvas depends on the information it receives from other UM systems. For fast service, is essential that you contact the right person if there is a problem with enrolments or course access.
|Students:||Student needs a course booking, a course booking with the option "Takes-exam-only" selected or|
an exam registration.
|Course homepage: after booking / registration|
upon publication of
Login: Student portal
Correct info in the
|On 1 July|
|Problems? Contact Canvas-FPN@.|
We will check if SAP Academic Structure
supplied the right information.
|(Guest) Teachers||Teacher needs to have a UM account.|
Course instructor: request access for external teachers via your secretariat.
|None. Instructor needs to add teachers!|
|Problems? Check if you added the teacher.|
Contact Canvas-FPN@ for assistance.
Adding external teachers (including MUMC) is a long and complex process. Contact your secretariat or departmental HR person!
|Tutors||Tutor needs to have a UM account. Tutor needs be added to the timetable of the course by FPN-tutor@.||Upon publication of the timetable.|
|Problems? Contact FPN-tutor@,|
the single point for all tutor-related issues.
Instructor: preparing your courseThe university library made an entire site about Canvas, including available traininges.
Copy course contentTo copy the content from the 2020-2021 course into the 2021-2022 course, please follow the manual.
"Canvas, how to copy a course", version 001 of 22-07-2021
The manual will guide you through the process step-by-step. It describes the route to follow (in detail) on how to import specific content. Please note that after copying certain content, it is necessary to remove duplicate pages from your course. This is also explained in the manual.
Add required content ('course manual')Certain information has to be published in your course. See the templates of the course manual.
2022-2023 Templates Course Manual for Bachelor , 1Y Master, Research Master,
Forensic Master, IJMRWOP and Mental Health (in Dutch).
v003 of 22-03-2023
Regular zoom meetings can hold up to 300 people. The alternative (Blackboard Collaborate ULTRA) is no longer available at UM. This means that you might need a Zoom XL meeting for your lecture or practical. Please request access to the shared Zoom XL account on time, so that you can schedule your meetings. More information about using Zoom XL >>
Check if you need Zoom XL meetings (and request it on time)
Check if you need a blueprint course (and request it on time)
Content that you add in a blueprint course (BP_) can be synced (=copied) to the associated IPN- and PSY-courses. This means that you only add content once.
By default, we will create blueprint courses for the bachelor programme. Contact canvas-fpn if you want to combine other courses, for example 1YMA and RM courses. More information about using Blueprints >>
New reference list system
The UM Library changed to a new system for the reference list, dubbed 'Keylinks'. Old lists have been imported, but as always you will have to check to see what you want to add or remove.
Discover "KeyLinks Learning Resources" for your education >> (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Improvements according to the UL:
- There is a link with LibSearch, so you can copy a reference yourself. If the resource is “not held by my Library”, you can order it via KeyLinks.
- You can adapt your list to the structure of your course in Canvas.
Canvas support for studentsPlease use AskPsy.nl/contact to submit your questions. Always include the course code, course name and information about the problem (screenshots).
Canvas support for teachers and instructorsSupport is available on Tuesdays (entire day) and Wednesday mornings. When contacting Canvas support, always include the course code, course name and information about the problem (screenshots).
Phone: 043 388 84009
Mail: canvas-fpn AT maastrichtuniversity.nl
Hands-on support for teachers and instructorsContact Robert Beerlage (r.beerlage) if you need practical support, for example adding content or creating the reference list. Robert works on Mondays (entire day), on Wednesdays in the afternoon and Thursdays in the afternoon.
Overview of available support from FPN Block Support, v001 of 22-07-2021
Canvas functions in detail
Module visibility (resit assignments)With 'requirements' and 'prerequisites', you can hide a module (and it's contents) until certain requirements are met. For example, you can hide a resit assignment if there is no submission for the regular assignment.
Watch the video "How to show a module in Canvas if certain prerequisites are met." >>
"Prequisites to take a resit", email to course instructors (November 2021)
Blueprint coursesWe use a 'blueprint course' in those cases where the same content has to be visible in two or more courses. Content that you add in a blueprint course (BP_) can be synced (=copied) to the associated IPN- and PSY-courses.
By default, we will create blueprint courses for the bachelor programme. Contact canvas-fpn if you want to combine other courses, for example 1YMA and RM courses.
Who has access to the blueprint
Only course coordinators have access to the blueprint. This is a manual enrollment: if your fellow course coordinator does not have access, please add them yourself.
How to sync
Syncing the content is a manual action: you have to press the sync-button in the blueprint course. The first sync happens when the UB Canvas team makes the 'association' between blueprint and IPN/PSY-course.
The sync works one way: new and changed items get copied 'downstream'. Don't change synced items in an associated course, as it breaks the sync for that item.
Sync works for most content
Synced: Modules, pages, tests/quiz, files (upload + delete) , assignments, creating discussion board
Not synced: Content in: 'Zoom' (links!), 'Discussion board' and 'Mediasite Videos'. Rubrics.
Q: But I have course specific content ....
That is not a problem. You can add new content (page,file, assignment etc) in a module, even if that module was created because of the blueprint. Don't change synced items in an associated course, as it breaks the sync for that item.
Q: Can I see that contact came from the blueprint?
For the 'page'-type content item, the 'blueprint' icon indicates a page managed from within the blueprint.
Q: What about links to Zoom meetings?
Unfortunately, creating the Zoom meeting in a Blueprint course will not work. Syncing will just create unique meetings in the associated courses. So create the meeting in one associated course and announce/publish it in the other associated courses.
Canvas: not meant for summative examsCanvas was not designed nor selected to be used for summative exams. Other platforms such as Testvision are most likely a better choice. Please contact the examcoordinators (Nick/Rob) in time to discuss options.
Canvas: Plagiarism Detection
We would like to direct your attention to the procedure for handing in assignments by students:
- Students must hand in all assignments (other than exams) via Canvas. This is necessary to maintain an up-to-date archive of the assessments.
- In line with the Rules and Regulations, students can only do a re-sit assignment if they have handed in an assignment for the first attempt. The re-sit will be a revision of the first assignment.
- Plagiarism detection must be activated in Canvas. More information: Setting up plagiarism check in Canvas, v001 of 27-07-2021.