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Faculty Resources

Online Tutorials


How to Import Content From a Blackboard Course into a Canvas Course (pdf)
Feature-by-Feature Comparison of Blackboard and Canvas (pdf)

Topic Video Document More Resources
Announcements Announcements Overview How to Make An Announcement More...
Assignments Assignment Creation How to Create An Assignment More...
Course Import Using the Course Import Tool Importing a Course From Blackboard More...
Course Navigation Customizing Course Layout How to use the Course Navigation More...
Discussions Discussions Overview How to Create a Discussion More...
Files How Do I Use Files as an Instructor Files: Adding Course Content More...
Grades How Do I Use the Gradebook Gradebook Overview More...
Groups What are Student Groups? Groups: Creation and Management More...
Modules What are Modules for Instructors? Modules: Creation and Management More...
Quizzes When Would I Use Quizzes? Quiz Creation: Questions
Quiz Creation: Settings
Settings What are the Course-Level Settings? Course Settings: Part 1
Course Settings: Part 2
SpeedGrader What is SpeedGrader? SpeedGrader Overview More...
Syllabus How Do I Use The Syllabus Tool? Syllabus Overview More...
To see all the Canvas tutorials, visit the Canvas Instructor Guide

To see all the Canvas videos, visit the Canvas Video Guide

UMSL Tools (VoiceThread, Panopto, Kaltura, etc.)

Topic Video Document
Kaltura Video

Recording a Webcam Video with Kaltura My Media

Recording a Presentation Using Kaltura My Media

Adding a Kaltura Video to A Text Entry Box (Canvas Page, Discussion, or Assignment)

Uploading Media to Kaltura

Creating a Kaltura Screen Recording

Using Kaltura to Record a Video from Your Webcam


Changing Permissions on Panopto Video to Everyone at UMSL With Link Can View

Changing Permissions So Only Students In Your Course Have Access

How to Add Panopto Video Link to Canvas Module

How to Embed Panopto Video within a Canvas Page (only for single video source)

Using the Panopto Recorder

Changing Panopto Video Permissions - Anyone at UMSL with Link (Recommended)

Changing Panopto Video Permissions - Only Students in Your Course (Must be reset each term)

How to Add a Panopto Video to Canvas

VoiceThread How to Add a VoiceThread to Your Canvas Course

Using VoiceThread in Canvas

How to Add Comments to An Existing VoiceThread

Drop-In Consultations

Drop-in consultation is available for faculty who are unable to meet for a workshop. Drop-in consultation is available daily at the Learning Resource Lab during their hours of operation and supplementary drop-in consultation is available as listed below. 

Spring 2017

Date Time Location

Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 TBD

Departmental Offerings

Complete the form below to request a workshop for your department:

Request Department Workshop

Example Courses

Checkout some of the courses below to get a sense of how your course might look and feel in Canvas (requires sign-up with email).

MST course on groups
weber state course on biology
santa clara course on ethics

Search the Canvas Community

The Canvas Community is a shared discussion space for faculty and staff using Canvas. Here you can find answers to your questions, meet in real-time with the Canvas support team, and even suggest new Canvas features be added to the platform.

Search Canvas Community