How to Create a Project Course

NOTE: There 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 site
  3. If prompted, complete Duo.

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

    account and course creation

    By default, the Academic Courses tab is selected.
  5. Click New Project Course.
  6. On the Course Creation screen, complete the following:
    • To agree to the appropriate use statement, click the checkbox.
    • For Name, enter a project name.
    • For Language, click the drop down menu to choose a language.
    • For Course Description, enter a brief project description.
  7. Click New Project Course.

    create project course
  8. In the dialog box, click Create Course.

    dialog box to create course

    The course creation screen will display a confirmation that the project course has been created.
  9. Click Go to the Project Course.

    course creation screen

    You can move forward with creating course content. The course is in an Unpublished state.
  10. Click the Dashboard, and you will see the Project Course tile.

    Canvas dashboard

    NOTE: Since this is a Project Course, you will initially be the only member of the course. Go to People to add TXST and Guest people to your course.

    TIP: When adding Guests (people external to TXST) to your Project Course, you must publish your course first. After publishing, Canvas will send an invitation to the external people to create a Canvas account.

    people section in the course

Next Steps

After your project course is created, you may want to add 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.