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For Fall 2017, the University of Minnesota is auto-generating course sites. You will be able to access your course site/s through  You will need to login with your University user id and password.  If this is your first time logging in, you may be asked to accept Terms of Use.  After successfully logging in, you should see your course site/s listed.  This site is not yet visible to students, it is unpublished.  If you intend to teach in Moodle for fall 2017 you can ignore these sites.

In order to teach from this site, again for fall 2017 only, you must contact in order to publish your site and make it visible to enrolled students, in your message to DEI please include the URL of your course.  We recommend after contacting us to publish the site, you also notify students about your choice to use Canvas this semester via email, in your syllabus or as an announcement in class.

Once you have access your course site, you will be able to import content to your Canvas site from your Moodle site, or build your site from scratch.  It may be helpful at this time to check out the short videos related to some of the most commonly used Canvas features.

For more information related to Canvas features and how they may be used in your course, see additional Instructor Information.

Have a question about Canvas?  DEI may have the answer, please contact us at

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