Course Resources


Provided centrally by the UO Libraries, Canvas is an easy-to-use web-based tool for hosting syllabi, assignments, grades, discussion tools, web conferences, quizzes, exams, and more. Your UO email username and password is required for access. Canvas support is provided by CMET.

Course Blog & Social Media Participation

FERPA Consent Form for Course Blog and Social Media

Creating Accessible Documents

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps improve student learning outcomes by providing choices in the learning environment to meet diverse student needs.


Course evaluations are available through DuckWeb. If you are the instructor for a course or lab, your students will evaluate you using the online system.


The instructor of record must submit grades online through Duckweb. Generally, they are due at noon the Tuesday after finals week. Step-by- step instructions and support are provided by the Office of the Registrar.

Examination Policy and Schedule

For information about dead week, mid-term, or final exams – such as locations or schedules – visit the Office of the Registrar.

Reserving Materials

Most course materials can be placed on reserve for students at the Knight Library. Reserve information is available through UO Libraries

Student Engagement Inventory Form

Student Engagement Inventory Form

Syllabi Requirements

Course syllabi must be submitted by email to within two weeks of the beginning of each term. Course syllabi are expected to be accurate, complete and must contain all required elements which are provided in the Syllabus Checklist.

General SOJC course policy language can be downloaded to copy/paste into your syllabus.

Icon sets for your syllabi and assignments. For preparing Student Learning Outcomes click on link: Writing Student Learning Outcomes.


Faculty adopt textbooks through the UO Duckstore. The processing and ordering cycle for adopting textbooks can take five to eight weeks, not including shipping time or publisher processing. Placing adoptions early will help ensure that your course materials will be available by the start of classes.

Special note: If you are considering an import or foreign title, please submit your adoptions right away! Imports can take up to eight weeks to arrive. Please plan accordingly.

How to Place an Adoption

  1. Go to
  2. Hover over the “Faculty” header in the upper navigation.
  3. Select “Adopt Textbooks” from the drop-down list.
  4. Enter your email address and click “Get Started.”
  5. You can also use Collect’s online form.

Desk Copies

These are books the instructor has already decided to use in his or her class. They are usually free of charge if the book has already been adopted for your class. If a faculty member would like a desk copy, email, with your request.

Exam Copies

These are books the instructor would like to examine to see if they want to use it in their class. These are usually free of charge on the condition that the instructor either chooses it as their desk copy or returns the book after a reasonable period of time for review as set by the publisher. If a faculty member would like an exam copy, email, with your request. GEs requesting books must be listed as instructors of record for the class before we can order.