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Canvas

Contact us to request support, a new canvas site, a professional development workshop, or a consultation.

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About Canvas

Developed by Instructure, Inc., Canvas is MU Extension's learning management system (LMS). Canvas includes most of the standard tools found in open source and commercial learning management systems (assignments, discussions, announcements, quizzes, syllabus, etc.) as well as enhanced tools and features including real-time web conferencing, Box, Zoom and Google Docs integration, outcomes and rubrics, and course analytics. Canvas, along with additional integrated technologies - Kaltura video management, CIDI Design Tools, UDOIT accessibility checking software and VoiceThread, an online communication and collaboration tool - are part of Extension’s suite of technologies to support our mission.

Canvas provides a great collaboration and resource center, or internal training tool for Extension educators. To establish a Canvas account for a group or internal training, send an online site request to your Canvas administrators. For more about how you can leverage Canvas, see Learning and Teaching Services.

Review our full range of services, which are customizable to the organizer’s needs. Please contact our office to discuss any questions you might have about the level of service your classes require. Courses that are in partnership with other entities, associations, state agencies or paid for by grant funds may need to consult the alternative fee schedules.

Full services and pricing handout

Pricing Levels - Extension

Level 1

  • No annual base fee
  • Free courses: $2 per registration
  • Fee-based courses: $10 per registration
  • Access to library of standard course templates
  • Course development training included

Level 2

  • Technical and instructional design
  • Customized course template creation
  • Sub-account administrator training and support
  • Standard sub-account reporting

Level 3

  • Classroom facilitated customized training
  • Custom sub-account reporting

Level 4

  • Media integration
  • Quality course consulting
  • Custom training: responsive, accessible course authoring and design toolset

Service Levels - Extension

Level 1

  • Free courses: $2 per registration
  • Fee-based courses: $10 per registration
  • Standard templates
  • Course development training included

Level 2

  • Technical and instructional design
  • Customized course template creation
  • Sub-account administrator training and support
  • Standard sub-account reporting

Level 3

  • Classroom facilitated customized training
  • Custom sub-account reporting

A la Carte Services

  • Media integration
  • Quality course consulting
  • Custom training: responsive, accessible course authoring and design toolset

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Canvas Community

A variety of online support resources are available in Instructure's Canvas Community.

Documentation:

  • To get started using Canvas, see Getting Started as an Instructor.
  • Additional guides intended for students, instructors, instructional designers, and system administrators, as well as guides for using Canvas mobile apps, are available at Canvas Guides.
  • For additional training on Canvas tools and features, check out the CanvasLIVE free webinar series schedule. Each CanvasLIVE webinar includes a brief tutorial, a demonstration, and a short question and answer session.

Answers:

  • Visit Q & A to search questions that have already been asked and post new questions for the Canvas community to answer.

Self-paced orientation course and tutorials

Several resources are available to get you started. Our Canvas Quick Start course is required for all instructors using the MU Extension Canvas platform, regardless of prior Canvas experience. Instructor tutorials by Instructure are also available:

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