From power outages to pandemics, various scenarios may interrupt District instructional operations. When facilities become unavailable, for whatever reason, instructors can use a variety of tools to provide an alternative means of communication and instruction for students.
Most instructors will eventually have a large number of courses on their Canvas Dashboard, including "official" courses generated by the college, as well as "sandbox" (development) courses they created manually.
The "Rich Content Editor" (RCE) is a core Canvas tool used to enter text and other content in a wide range of areas. The RCE is the basis for the Pages tool, but it is also used for Announcements, Assignment instructions and submissions, Discussion prompts and posts, Quiz questions, and more.
A course can either be "Published" or "Unpublished," as determined by the instructor. When official courses are first created, they are not in a Published state. Instructors with course content should Publish the course prior to student access.