Canvas Request Forms

Special Canvas requests such as creating non-academic courses, developing content, and requesting department course evaluations require manual administration.

All special requests must be made by completing one of the forms below. Contact Academic Technology at learning@nmsu.edu if you have questions concerning this process.

Development Courses

Instructors request development courses to build and design their curriculum for their web courses. These courses are never available to students. These courses are copied into the Canvas courses that are automatically created each semester.

Cross List Canvas Courses

Canvas provides the ability to combine two or more courses together in a single course shell. This allows for content to be shared between the two courses without having to upload the content to more than one course.

Delete Courses

Instructors can request the deletion of Canvas courses that are no longer needed or being used. This course deletion is permanent and cannot be restored once deleted. We recommend that instructors export their Canvas course and download that exported course file to their computer prior to requesting the course be deleted. For instructions on how to export a course click here.

Non-Academic Courses

Non-Academic courses are those web courses that are not identified as an academic course by the registrar’s office. The following are common non-academic courses in our learning management system: NMSU affiliated programs, NMSU communities, and group organizations. Non-Academic courses are deleted at the end of the academic year.

Re-open Course for Incompletes

A course can be re-opened to allow a student to finish incomplete coursework from a previous semester. The student must be on record as having an incomplete for the course, and the instructor’s request to re-open a course must be approved by the Department Head and then the Academic Dean before the course can be re-opened in Canvas.

Guest Accounts

The Canvas guest account process is now in place. The three step process will help safeguard student records while allowing non-NMSU individuals access to Canvas. The steps include:

1. All users accessing Canvas will need to complete the FERPA training.

Click here to access the FERPA training.

(Upon completion of the training, the individual will receive a certificate of completion and should email a copy of it to Canvas administration (learning@nmsu.edu). The training will take approximately 15 min to complete.)

2. An email with two administrators or their appointed representatives approving the guest account must be sent to learning@nmsu.edu.

3. The Canvas Guest Account Request form must be completed and submitted.

 Adobe Connect Host License

Adobe Connect is available for all instructors through Canvas. The Adobe Connect Host License option is available for situations where Adobe Connect in Canvas is not an option. Contact Academic Technology if you need help deciding which Adobe Connect installation will work for you.

Canvas Announcement Request

You may request that an announcement for your event be placed in Canvas. Canvas announcements can be targeted to a specific campus, (i.e. NMSU- Las Cruces, DACC, Alamogordo, etc.) and a specific audience (students or faculty). Announcements can be text format, or you may upload a poster image.