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CourseWorks Support

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.

Open Hours Schedule

Come visit us. Contact the CTL during open hours for help with CourseWorks. Drop by in person at Butler Library 212, call 212-854-9058, or email the CTL directly.

Monday

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Get Support

Do you need assistance with CourseWorks? Would you like to learn more about how CourseWorks can support your teaching?

There are two places on campus to get help:

Content Creation Issues

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. Topics include:

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 as well as other video tutorials.

Technical Issues

The CourseWorks platform is powered and maintained by CUIT. For technical or access issues, email CUIT directly.

If students in your course need help with CourseWorks, they can visit our CourseWorks tips and tricks resource.

Receive an In-Person Consultation

Email ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu to set up a consultation or contact a CTL Learning Designer for the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department. Our learning designers help promote the purposeful use of educational technologies for hybrid and online education.

You can also attend one of the CTL’s workshops in Butler Library Room 204. This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors learn how to navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

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.