PSU Canvas (myCourses): Adding PSU Course Template From Canvas Commons


Learn how to import the PSU course template from Canvas Commons into your course(s).



This article describes how to add the PSU template from Commons to your Canvas course(s)


A Canvas course template is a pre-formatted course shell that comes designed to help you get started building your Canvas course. The template includes a home page, course overview and resource section, and weekly module structure pre-populated with an overview and to do list, resource page, discussion, quiz, assignment, and weekly review page. Each element can be customized to fit the needs of your course. 

Importing A Course Template to Your Canvas Course 

  1. Select Commons from the green Global Navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen.  

Commons Logo 


  1. The Higher Education Weekly Iconic Template should be the first item in the library. If it is not, search Higher Education Weekly Iconic Template using the search bar at the top of your screen. 

Feature Template 


  1. Select the template. On the new screen, click the blue Import/Download button on the right-hand side of the screen. 

Import/Download Button 


  1. In the flyout menu, select the course(s) to which you would like to import the template. 

  2. Click the blue Import into the Course button to automatically apply it to the selected course(s). 

 Import into Course 


Users should be able to add the PSU Course Temple from the Canvas Commons.

Further reading:

How do I import and view a Commons Resource in Canvas?

Need additional help?

Please use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information. 



Article ID: 4052
Thu 7/1/21 10:01 AM
Tue 6/18/24 3:16 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Plymouth State University (PSU)