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Summer Course Shells Now Available in Canvas

April 06, 2021
What You Need to Know About Summer Course Shells in Canvas

All Summer 2021 courses are now available in Canvas in an unpublished state.
The TAMU Canvas template has been updated to include the latest version of the approved Minimum Syllabus Requirements, including a revision to the COVID Temporary Addendum for Summer 2021.
Once you publish your course, it will be available to students in a Read Only state until the first day of the term. Courses will remain accessible to students through the final day of the late grading period (the first Friday after the start of the following semester).
TAMU’s Online Request Course Administration (ORCA) system now allows you to combine course sections, add others to your course in any of the five course associate roles (TA, Lead TA, Grader, Grade Submitter, and Designer), and confirm the status of training requirements for course associate roles in one convenient platform.

Please note the deadlines for merging course sections listed below.
Summer 1 and 
10-Week Term
May 24 (11:59 P.M.): Deadline to merge course sections through the self-service feature in ORCA
May 27 (5:00 P.M.): Deadline to request course section merges through
Summer 2 June 28 (11:59 P.M.): Deadline to merge course sections through the self-service feature in ORCA
July 2 (5:00 P.M.): Deadline to request course section merges through

Due to a potential loss of student data, no exceptions will be made for the May 27 and July 2 deadlines.
The Office for Academic Innovation is Offering NEW Training and Support Opportunities
Course Migration Consultations
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Virtual Office Hours
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Fridays Live in April
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Need help importing your course content from eCampus to Canvas or from Canvas to Canvas? Schedule a 45 minute, one-on-one appointment with an LMS expert who can guide you through the process.
Sign up for our Course Migration Consultations!
Virtual Office Hours are offered for faculty, staff, and TAs who need help with or have a question about online teaching best practices in eCampus, Canvas, or third-party tools.
Join our office hours for a 15 minute, one-on-one session!
Our training experts will share best practices for creating course content in Canvas, designing assessments, and effectively using the Gradebook.
Join us for this interactive and sequential training series each Friday in April!

ECAMPUS IS GOING AWAY IN AUGUST. If you choose to use eCampus for Summer 2021, you should request your course through eCampus Tools.    
  • eCampus is only available for course delivery for Summer 1, 2, and 10-week terms.
  • eCampus is not available for course delivery for upcoming full and half-year terms.

Texas A&M University faculty, staff, and students will not be able to access eCampus after August 31, 2021. Please plan accordingly if you choose to use eCampus for the Summer terms.
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For additional support, please contact the Office for Academic Innovation Service Desk by emailing or calling (979) 458-3417.