Organizing Harmonize into Canvas Modules

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Overview

 

Harmonize components such as Discussions, Polls, Course Q&A, Topic Q&A, Chat, PDF Annotations, and the Harmonize Communication Center can be organized into Canvas Modules. This makes it easier for students to follow along by structuring course discussions based on modules or weeks.

 

Creating New Canvas Modules

 

Begin the process by creating new Canvas modules. If your Modules are already created, skip to the "Adding 'Not Graded' Harmonize Components to Canvas Modules" or the "Adding 'Graded' Harmonize components to Canvas Modules" sections of this page.

 

  • Select Modules from the Course Menu
  • Build your Canvas Module(s) by clicking the +Module button

 

 

 

 

  • Give your Module a name. 
  • Edit "Lock until" and "Prerequisites" options as needed.
  • Click Add Module.

 

 

 

Adding "Not Graded" Harmonize Components to Canvas Modules

 

While both "Not Graded" and "Graded" Harmonize components may be added to Canvas Modules, different steps are required for each type. Follow these instructions to add "Not Graded" Harmonize components to your Canvas Modules.

 

The Component Selector

 

  • Navigate to the Module to which you want to add Harmonize components.
  • Click the "+" icon located to the right of the Module name.

 

 

 

 

  • You will be presented with the Add Item to [Module Name] window.
  • Select External Tool from the "Add" drop down menu.
  • Select Harmonize.

 

 

 

  • You will be presented with the Link Resource from External Tool window.
  • Select the Harmonize Component you would like to add: Discussion (Not Graded), Poll (Not Graded), Course Q&A, Topic Q&A, Chat, Communication Center, or PDF Annotations.

 

 

 

  • Selecting Course Q&A, Chat, or Communication Center will automatically close the Link Resource from External Tool window and move on to the Add Item section of this article.

 

  • Selecting Discussion, Poll, Topic Q&A, or PDF Annotation from the list of Harmonize components will present the following options:
    • If you would like to insert an existing Harmonize component, choose Select Existing.
    • If you would like to create a new Harmonize component, choose Create New.

 

  • Click Discussion, Poll, Topic Q&A, or PDF Annotation.

 


Select Existing

 

  • Search for an existing discussion or select one from this list. 
  • NOTE: This list is limited to "Not Graded" discussions only.
  • Click Add Discussion to add the selected topic to the Module.

 

 

 

Create New - Not Graded

 

  • Not Graded: The default of Not Graded is selected
  • Enter the title of the discussion
  • Click Create Discussion.

 

 

Adding Items to the Module

 

  • The Link Resource from External Tool window will close and the URL and Page Name will be automatically populated based on your choices.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The URL is automatically generated from Harmonize. Please DO NOT alter this URL in any way.
  • Edit the Page Name, Load in new tab option, and Indentation as needed.
  • Click Add Item.

 

 

  • Your Harmonize Discussion is now added to your module.

 

 

 

  • You may publish your discussions and modules as needed.

 

Adding "Graded" Harmonize Components to Canvas Modules

 

Canvas does not allow graded Harmonize components to be created from the Link Resource from External Tool window. New graded Discussions and Polls should first be created as Canvas Assignments before adding them to Modules.

 

  • Navigate to the Module to which you want to add Harmonize components.
  • Click the "+" icon located to the right of the Module name.

 

 

  • You will be presented with the Add Item to [Module Name] window.
  • Select Assignments from the "Add" drop down menu.
  • Select your previously created graded discussion or standalone poll from the Assignments list.
  • Change the Indentation if desired.
  • Click the Add Item button.

 

 

  • Your Harmonize Discussion is now added to your module.

 

 

 

  • You may publish your discussions and modules as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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