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 integrated Zoom for synchronizing webinars, panels, Q&A sessions, Panopto video management, CIDI Design Tools, UDOIT accessibility checking software and VoiceThread, an online communication and collaboration tool. These tools are all part of Extension’s suite of technologies to support our mission.
Canvas provides a great collaboration and resource center, discussion forum and internal training tool for Extension educators at Canvas Community.
Explore our Canvas Expo videos
When "Canvas" is mentioned, most people associate it with some type of academic, semester-based education. But wait! See how your colleagues are leveraging Canvas. It's a veritable "Wild West" of different approaches to programs and conferences. (use arrow sliders to see all videos)
Canvas Expo videos
Tamra Reall introduces the Master Pollinator Stewardship Program, discusses moving her face-to-face program into Canvas and teaching the course using Canvas for the first time.
Shirley Farrah, Director of Nursing Outreach, relates her need to quickly pivot seven conferences to a virtual format. Shirley had a lot of conference requirements and Canvas proved a very useful and flexible platform.
Rae Lyon demonstrates Missouri Training Institute's NELD program and an additional supervisor training course, hosted in Canvas.
Kathy Bowman, Nursing Outreach, discusses offering recorded webinars and live conferences in Canvas, different registration options and CE certificates.
New to online teaching? Services we provide:
Learning and Teaching Services is committed to supporting faculty’s ability to offer highly engaging, rigorous learning opportunities online through professional development and resources. Services include project planning consultations, online course design consultations, media development support, course reviews and Canvas "how-to" tools and resources.
How do I get started developing an online course?
Whether you are building an online course for the first or the tenth time, creating from the ground up can seem overwhelming. Teaching online may also be daunting not only for first time virtual instructors but also for experienced instructors who are trying to incorporate new learning technologies. Our trainings and resources will boost your skills and confidence.
Contact us to request support, a new Canvas site, a professional development workshop, or a consultation.
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.
Visit Q & A to search questions that have already been asked and post new questions for the Canvas community to answer.