How to Create an Academic Course

NOTE: ‚ÄčThere are two types of courses in Canvas: Academic Course (a course tied to a roster) and a Project Course (a course with no course roster).

  1. Go to the TXST Login site.
  2. Enter your NetID and password, and click Login.

    login page
  3. If prompted, complete Duo.

    NetID 2-Step login
  4. Click Account, and click Course & Project Creation.

    click Course and Project Creation

    By default, the Academic Courses tab is selected.
  5. Under Manage Academic Courses, click the applicable semester.

    Courses where you are the faculty of record will display on the screen.

    NOTE: If you are not the faculty of record, click Request Course Authorization to request to be added as an instructor.
  6. For the course you are creating in Canvas, click Create Course.

    create course
  7. On the Course Creation screen, complete the following:
    • To agree to the appropriate use statement, click the checkbox.
    • For Name, update course name as needed.
    • For Public Description, enter an optional course description.
    • For Select Organization, the course sections where you are listed as instructor will display. Choose to keep all sections, or to delete sections, click the X.
  8. Click Submit.

    course creation screen

    The Course Creation screen will confirm that your course has been created.
  9. Click Go to the Course.
    You can move forward with creating course content. The course is in an Unpublished state.

    Course view

Next Steps

After your course is created, you may want to import a template to your course.

If you have content in TRACS that you would like to move to Canvas, use the Migration Assistant. Be sure to review your data and revise as needed. Learn what to expect with TRACS to Canvas data migration.