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Canvas Baseline

Canvas Baseline

The Newcastle University Canvas Baseline sets out the minimum core requirements expected on all University modules within the centrally supported Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The Canvas Baseline ensures that the University provides students on taught programmes with a core set of materials. These include programme related information and information about learning, assessment and skills for each module.

It has been designed to:

  • establish a degree of consistency across University modules (Canvas “courses”)
  • provide clear guidance regarding the availability of information and teaching resources provided via Canvas
  • establish a baseline against which modules can be developed, and offer guidance on ways colleagues can enhance student engagement with learning through Canvas.

Below you can download the Canvas Baseline guidance document, which provides clear instructions and further support to help improve the student experience on your Canvas courses.

For each requirement, this guidance will highlight:

  • Why it is important to meet this requirement in your Canvas course.
  • What is already provided for you in Canvas via the Canvas Blueprint Template.
  • What you need to do to meet this requirement and step-by-step instructions on how to do this.
  • Additional resources to help you meet the requirement.