CPH Canvas Course Template

All CPH courses are required to use the CPH Canvas Template to provide a consistent look and feel across all college courses and meet Quality Matters standards.

  • New CPH Instructors: If this is your first time creating a CPH Canvas course, email cphithelp@temple.edu to request access to the template in the Canvas Commons.
  • All Instructors: The template must be added before any course content is added to your Canvas course. Please do not add it over content already in your course.

Watch the CPH Canvas Template Tour (video 8:14) for an overview of how the template works.

  1. Click on the Course Tools area found on the vertical global navigation menu (toward the bottom)
  2. Click on Banner
  3. Click on + (next to the name of the course)
  4. Click on Create (It may take a few minutes for the shell to be created; so check back to see if it is listed in your Canvas course list)

If this is the first time you are teaching in CPH, you must email cphithelp@temple.edu requesting access to the CPH Canvas Template found in the Canvas Commons. You will then import the Canvas Template from the Commons into your course shell following the steps outlined in the instructions below. Click on one of the sections below to view instructions for your use case.

New Courses

Use the full version of the template, following the instructions in the video below.

Video (1:50): CPH Canvas Template- Use to Build a Course from Scratch

Courses Reusing Content from a Previous Semester

Use the template that contains only the updates to the previous version of the template used; follow the instructions in the video below. Areas updated for Fall 2023 are listed below (if you would prefer to manually update these areas, please scroll to the bottom of this page):

  1. Beginning Fall 2023, the Academic Support and Student Resources and the Policies pages have been moved to pages on the CPH portal so that the content on those pages will be updated on the portal moving forward without faculty having to make updates to their course.
  2. Advising page
  3. Technology Requirements page

Video (4:31): CPH Canvas Template - Use to Build Based on an Existing Course

Note: If you need to set the homepage, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Home in your course
  2. Click on Choose Homepage on the right side of the page
  3. If the "Welcome Students" page is listed as the "Pages Front Page," select Pages Front Page
  4. If not, click on Change
  5. Locate the "Welcome Students" page to make the front page and click on the three dots all the way to the right
  6. Click Use as Front Page
  7. Click on Home
  8. Click on Choose Home Page
  9. Click on Pages Front Page
  10. Click Save

Advising Page

On the Advising page, replace the text with the text below:

If you are an undergraduate, MPH, or MSW student, please contact your academic advisor with questions.  Please use this link to access information about the advising staff.  

If you are a graduate student (outside of MPH or MSW), please contact your graduate program director for your advising questions.

Academic Support and Student Resources Page

Replace the Academic Support and Student Resources page with a link following these steps:

  1. First, remove the previous version of the Academic Support and Student Resources page
  2. Click on the plus sign for the Resources at Your Fingertips module
  3. Choose External URL for the drop down menu next to Add
  4. In the Page Name box, enter Academic Support and Student Resources
  5. Check the box for Load in a New Tab
  6. Click Add Item

This item is now a link to a page in the CPH area on TUportal so that content can be updated moving forward without faculty having to make updates to their course.

Policies Page

Replace the Policies page with a link following these steps:

  1. First, remove the previous version of the Policies page
  2. Click on the plus sign for the Course Information module
  3. Choose External URL for the drop down menu next to Add
  4. In the URL box, paste this link: https://tuportal6.temple.edu/web/cph/policies
  5. In the Page Name box, enter Policies
  6. Check the box for Load in a New Tab
  7. Click Add Item

This item is now a link to a page in the CPH area on TUportal so that content can be updated moving forward without faculty having to make updates to their course.

Technology Requirements Page

Replace the text with the text below (please leave any additional technology requirements you have added to the Canvas page. We have consolidated the CPH general technology requirements to link out to one page on the CPH IT wiki):

Please review the Student Course Technology Requirements.

Add content to your course.

Please email cphithelp@temple.edu for any questions.