What is CourseWorks?
Columbia’s learning management system, CourseWorks, is at the center of many instructional technology activities. CourseWorks is supplemented and enhanced by tools that support a range of instructional objectives, such as tools for online collaboration, presentations, lecture capture, audience response, media annotation, and electronic portfolios. The CTL researches and experiments with new digital and media tools, expanding the opportunities for instructional activities that can be enhanced by technology.
The CTL supports faculty and administrators with learning how to navigate CourseWorks; add tests, quizzes, content, announcements and assignments; design modules; and discuss ways in which CourseWorks can best serve teaching and learning needs.
Explore resources. Access the CTL’s CourseWorks Knowledge Base where you can find online resources and documentation.
Talk to an expert. Set up a one on one consultation with the CTL Learning Designer to discuss the purposeful integration of educational technologies into your class.
Attend workshops. Be part of an in-person workshop in Butler 204.
Get started. Explore the self-paced “Intro to CourseWorks (Canvas) Online” course.
Measure the learning. Explore the self-paced “Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas) Online” course.
CourseWorks Gradebook: The new Gradebook offers an enhanced way of entering grades and tracking students and their progress in CourseWorks. Please see a screencast for a brief overview of the new Gradebook as well as helpful resources.
Open Hours Schedule
View our open hours. Contact the CTL during open hours for help with CourseWorks.
Receive an In-Person Consultation
Teach with CourseWorks
Your CourseWorks site makes it easy to post your syllabus, course objectives, and textbooks, communicate with students, and more. A CourseWorks site is a good way to make course material accessible to students at any time — in many cases eliminating paper handouts. Instructors can easily revise course materials as the semester progresses or migrate the materials to a course in the future. CourseWorks also offers tools for scheduling meetings, assignments and online testing, and student collaboration.
The CTL researches and experiments.
The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of resources and tools for instructional activities.