Teaching with Canvas

Canvas Information for Faculty/Staff

Canvas Information for Faculty/Staff

July 1, 2019: Canvas' official "first day!"

Access Canvas https://www.morgan.edu/Canvas 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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Videos & Instructions:

How to Import a Blackboard Archive into Canvas (video)

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

Merge (Cross-list) Canvas Courses: Crosslisting allows you to combine section enrollments into one course. Contact ATS to request.

Get Started with Canvas:

Faculty Canvas Overview video.

Participate in an Introduction to Canvas workshop -- see the calendar below.

Introduction to Canvas Self-Paced Training.  

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.

Roster Verification -- Removing 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. 

Help with Publisher's Material:

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

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.


Sign up for Faculty Training

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