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Creating the Course

Department staff with appropriate permissions can create a non-credit professional development opportunity in PDE3 and connect it to a course in Canvas.

Choose Administration

Click Course Administration
On the left navigation, click Create New Learning Opportunity
Choose Instructor Led Course

Note: Even if you will be doing a self-paced non-credit course, please choose Instructor Led.
Complete all the details for your course.

Note: This course will be the overarching organization structure. In the next step you will add sections. The section is the course that gets created in Canvas.
Section in PDE3 = Course in Canvas

For Course Provider, this must be Instructure Canvas.

Note: If you do not select Instructure Canvas at this step, the course cannot be connected to Canvas.
Once the course is created, click New Section.
Complete all the details for your Section.

Note: The Start Date and End Date will be the Start and End dates in Canvas. Students will not have access to the course in Canvas until the Start date.
Canvas course settings

The Section can be released for registration at the time of creation, 'Release Section Now', or on a designated date 'Or Release Section At'. If you leave both options blank, the section will not be available for registration.
Once the section is created:

Manage Instructors - any Department staff added here will be added to the course as a Teacher in Canvas.

Click on Manage Instructure Canvas

Enable Synchronization and Minimum Score

Note: The Minimum score required to pass course is a %.

A Canvas Course/Section Id will automatically be generated. This will be the Canvas SIS ID.

Click Save & Return
If you want to access the Canvas course from PDE3, click the arrow next to the section.

Choose Navigate Section
You will be prompted to login to Canvas. (instructions for logging in)

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