Teaching with Canvas

Canvas Information for Faculty/Staff

Canvas Information for Faculty/Staff

Access Canvas https://www.morgan.edu/Canvas, https://morganstate.instructure.com or find the link under MyMSU or Quicklinks


Need Help using Canvas? Canvas support is available to you 24/7/365! The following are also accessible after you log into Canvas and click HELP. 


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Information & Requests:

Review DIT Canvas Procedures: This document highlights DIT's procedures for Canvas account creation, course enrollment, sub-account administration, and faculty/student disputes.

Merge (Cross-list) Request: Crosslisting allows you to combine section enrollments into one course. 

Roster Verification -- Removing a.k.a Concluding Students:

Canvas is set to NEVER drop students.  ATS will not remove students from your courses; students who have dropped are advised to contact you for removal from the course.

To remove a student from your course, follow the instructions to CONCLUDE the student.  If needed, you will be able to restore a student who has been "concluded."  Any grades and assignment submissions will remain in the course. 


Training Opportunities:

Introduction to Canvas workshop -- see the calendar below.

Canvas Quick Start (crash course): Just the very basics. Get your course together quickly.  Also appropriate for TAs.

Introduction to Canvas Self-Paced Training.  Learn the basics as well as what you need to grade and interact with students.

Camp Canvas - Continue to develop your Canvas Skills Select from a range of short, self-paced workshops...everything from customizing and grading assignments, quizzes/exams, grading, and analytics. Basically, everything you need to successfully create and teach your course using Canvas. PRE-REQ. Introduction to Canvas or the Faculty Self-Paced Introduction to Canvas.

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Test Creation Software: Instructions are via our Respondus "course" in Canvas.  Use this link to access and enroll yourself.  The link to the student software download is found via the Canvas HELP button.  Also, see the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Test Creation Software web pages.


How-to Videos & Instructions:

Get Started with Canvas:

Videos: Faculty Canvas Overview  ||  Canvas, the Student Experience - demonstrates the important features of Canvas.

How to Import a Blackboard Archive into Canvas (video)

How to Import a Morgan State Course Template from the Canvas Commons.

How to Import a Course from your GROUP in the Canvas Commons: use this option if your department has shared a "Master Course" to the Canvas Commons.

How to Copy your Canvas course content to a different Canvas Course (for example, copy course content from one semester to another).

Turnitin Feedback Studio - Plagiarism and ETS Grammar-Check Tool. 

Instructions for 3rd Party Material:

Credo || Kanopy ||

Instructions for using Publisher's Material:

Cengage - Mindtap  ||   CSE_PUb  ||  Elsevier  ||  McGraw Hill  ||  Pearson  ||  WileyPlus  || W.W. Norton  ||  Vista - Live Language


Sign up for Faculty Training

Training Schedule  & Registration  - Click on the workshop you want and register.  Self-Paced Workshops: Read Descriptions and Enroll.