Canned as in prepackaged ready to go courses. Instructors do not design syllabus, content, discussion questions, assignments nor have authority to change text books or content. Instructors are only required to moderate discussions, grade assignments and answer questions( however, most of the time they are given already answers to the canned assignments). Canned courses are many times designed by professors from known Universities. I understand the model and it makes sense from the cost perspective. An adjunct wouldn`t take 2K to teach a class that requires content design, assignment creation and full set of solutions generation. In particular because the adjunct doesn`t know if he or she will teach the couse ever again. On the other hand, the canned concept goes against academic freedom that prevents the academic from contributing to knowledge by adding value to the course with their own research. It is basically fast food education.