Canvas Commons allows you to find, import, and share learning resources with other educators. When you share material through Commons, you can choose to make it available to:

  1. Only yourself,
  2. All Canvas users at an institution, or
  3. Canvas users worldwide.

In Commons, you also can find templates to import into your own course. Templates are a quick way to get started building a course in Canvas and can provide a consistent learning experience for students if used in multiple courses across a program.

You can search for and import one of the following templates to help you get started:

  • MU Quick Start Course Template
  • UMKC Quick Start Course Template
  • Keep Teaching at UMSL — Canvas Template for Pivoting to Online Instruction

Each of these templates includes common elements for an introductory module and a framework for additional content modules including sample discussion boards and assignments. Once imported to your course, you can edit the various items to suit the needs of your course.

Online Teaching Certification

Faculty/instructors are invited to register for a seminar that is designed to help deliver quality learning experiences for their students. Multiple dates are available!

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Online Course Workshop

This is a 4-week, 100% online workshop for UM System faculty/instructors teaching online in Fall 2020. In this workshop, you will create an online course.

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