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Managing a Course Website

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Whether you're using Stanford's official learning management system (Canvas) or working with your own class website on an external server, these pages offer best practices and answers to frequently asked questions about using a course website with your students.

Best Practices for Managing a Course Website

There are a number of effective ways a course website - whether it's the institutional learning management system or an outside website - can be maintained. Check out these tips and best practices for ensuring that students are able to access course materials online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Canvas

Find out the answers to some of the most common questions about using Canvas in PWR.

Frequently Asked Questions about Alternatives to Canvas

Are you considering using a course website like WordPress, Wix, or Weebly? Do you potentially want to ask your students to store or share files in a file-sharing system like Box? Check out the answers to these FAQs to learn more about these alternatives.

Teaching Writing in Canvas

A lot of instructors bristle at the idea of using Canvas for teaching writing. This page will offer you some quick tips for how you can better use our campus' learning management system to create student-centered learning experiences.

Additional Resources for Course Websites

Find articles about managing course websites and learn more about the support Stanford offers its instructors who are using Canvas.