Whether you're new to Squarecap or you've been using it for years, it always helps to have a checklist to make sure you and your students are ready to hit the ground running in class. The following checklist is ideal for teachers at schools that have Canvas integrations with Squarecap.
Import your courses for this semester. Note that we recommend that you finalize your courses in Canvas before importing them into Squarecap (name changes, merging courses, etc.).
If you're a returning user, you can duplicate sessions from an earlier semester if you want to reuse those questions this semester. Squarecap also offers complimentary question import (request here) if you have questions in a different format such as Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. Additionally, you can request access to publisher questions if you're using a textbook from one of our publisher partners.
- Hide your courses from a previous semester so that your course dropdown is clean and uncluttered.
- If you're teaching in-person classes this semester, create an optional Seat Map. Seat Maps allow for a birds-eye view of your classroom and enable automatic grouping of students for peer instruction.
Download Squarecap's student handout and share it with your students.
Note: If Squarecap is integrated with a learning management system other than Canvas at your school, or if your school doesn't have an established LMS integration with Squarecap (see our integrated schools list), please use our New Semester Checklist for non-Canvas or non-integrated schools, respectively.
Once you're set up for the semester, feel free to look over our recommended refreshers for new and returning teachers: