This page is a complete guide to internship course templates for internship courses at Utah Valley University.  This does not refer to the required assignments automatically placed into your course each semester,  but rather other assignments to help instructors build an internship course.  

Internship Course Templates: Content Import

You can skip to the next section, "Internship Course Template: After Content Import" if you are visiting this link from your canvas course and/or the template has already been imported into your course.

  1. Visit the existing canvas internship course you would like to update. In the icon list on the left of your screen (courses, calendar, inbox, etc.) and select the commons icon in the green menu bar.
  2. In the search bar of Commons type "utah valley". You will then select the template you want to use.  There is a university wide-template called "Utah Valley University Internship Course Template".  Some colleges such as School of the Arts and Woodbury School of Business also have their own customized templates. Do not select the Utah Valley University Internship Courses (Import for Required Missing Content).  
  3. Check the box for your existing course and select "Import into Canvas" and Voilà!, the content has been imported. Now see the section "After Content Import" below. The FAQ section is also useful if you have specific questions about the assignments.

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After Content Import

  1. Outdated Content: If you have similar, but outdated content in your course, you will want to delete the older content.  Review your Assignments and Pages tabs to view all of your content. Simply deleting a module will not delete the assignments themselves.  Check the assignment headings to ensure the correct content is reflected.
  2. Optional Content Module: Select any assignments you want to use from the optional content module and either move them to a new module/s or simply rename the current module. Edit assignment content to your liking. Unless you are experienced with the assignment source code editor, we do not recommend editing the assignment page content for the Midterm Supervisor Evaluation as the assignment page has specific code which connects to your grade book (You will also want to leave the assignment submission type as 'No Submission' for this assignment). You can still adjust assignment settings such as availability, due date, and point value, however and for other assignments, feel free to change the submission type.
  3. Update your syllabus: If needed, there is a Syllabus Resource provided for this course. Either way, this is a good time to update your syllabus with your name and contact information and adjust or add any content.
  4. Save and publish your content: Once you are satisfied with your course, ensure that all appropriate modules and assignments are published. A common error observed is the publishing of assignments but not the modules, so be aware of this! Finally, publish the course! Congratulations! You are good to go!

FAQ and Troubleshooting

How does grading work for assignments?

Completion Assessment: Canvas will automatically assign a 100% score after completion.

Supervisor Evaluations: For both the end of semester Supervisor Evaluation (required) and Mid-Term Supervisor Evaluation (optional), a 10% point value is assigned after the student initiates the assignment. The grade will be changed to 100% score after the supervisor completes their portion of the evaluation. You have the option of adjusting point values after completion.

Other Assignments: All other assignments are graded by the course instructor.

What if students are reporting technical issues with the assignments?

A Career and Internship Center representative will work with the student to get any issues resolved. Common problems include browser compatibility issues or in the case of supervisor evaluations, an organization's strict email security settings. The learning agreement, completion assessment, and supervisor evaluation assignments all include a link to a Support Form that is managed through our center. We do not expect you to try and solve any technical issues.

Does my previous semester content get overwritten?

No. After import, go to your Assignments and Pages tabs to see all of your content.  In the case of the Supervisor Evaluation and Completion Assessment, you will want to delete older semester versions of these assignments.

I have multiple copies of the same assignment in my course?

If the content you imported has the same title as your existing content, you will see the content much like you would on your computer if you saved a file under the same name. Example: Assignment, Assignment-1, Assignment-2 (all reflecting the same assignment title). Compare them and delete any outdated content. Check the semester in the assignment title, however, to ensure you aren't deleting the most recent version of the assignment.

Why does my course suddenly look empty or misconfigured?

Depending on your current course settings, your course may look differently after content is added to your course. Your content is not deleted or moved. To alleviate this, please go to the "Choose Home Page" setting on the right-hand side of the page and choose your desired view. See image below.

Image indicating where to find the Choose Home Page button in Canvas

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