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Start of Semester Checklist

Summer 2024 Teaching

As you prepare for the coming semester, take note of our Summer support resources, tips for setting up your Canvas course, and some steps for success in your courses.

Key Dates for Upcoming Term(s)

  • First Day of Summer Classes: Monday, May 13th, 2024
    Summer courses are offered in several sessions ranging from 4 to 16 weeks.
    Consult the Summer Session website for more details.
  • Last Day of Summer Classes: Sunday, September 1st, 2024.
  • Summer Canvas courses will be automatically published 3 business days before the start date.
  • Review the Academic Calendar for all session dates.

Please note that online programs may follow different dates.

Faculty Development Opportunities

Canvas Updates

  • New Quizzes is the updated quiz tool available in Canvas and has been enabled in all Summer courses starting May 8. New Quizzes allows for new question types, additional quiz settings, and enhanced student performance analytics. When creating a new quiz you will have the option to create a New Quiz or the traditional Classic Quiz. We highly encourage you to explore New Quizzes as this will eventually replace Classic Quizzes. To learn more about New Quizzes:
  • Simple Syllabus is available for use in Summer Courses. For more information, visit our website. 

A Checklist for Setting Up Your Canvas Course

Whether you are teaching a course for the first time or are continuing to teach an existing course, our checklist will provide you with tips for success! 

For more recommendations, please visit our Designing Your Canvas Course page.

One-on-One Consultations with ITDS

The ITDS team is available for teaching support to help you prepare for the upcoming semester. Select a topic and time and you will be paired with an ITDS team member for one-on-one support via Zoom.

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Technical Support

Make sure your devices are registered on the campus network (see the Connect to Wireless page). If you need technical support, please contact the IT Service Desk or your academic technology team. You may also review information on classroom technology on the Audio-Visual Services website, check NEST for modality, room, and other details.