Test student comprehension, track learning, and gather formative feedback.
Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e. files, images, text, URLs, etc.). Assignments in Canvas can be used to challenge students' understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media.
The Grades function within Canvas allows you to maintain all of your grades online. It provides a robust tool for tasks typically done in a spreadsheet application, making it possible to keep all grading online.
Canvas Quizzes and Surveys
Canvas Quizzes is a tool used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. Quizzes can also be used to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded.
Coursetune helps you design, collaborate on, visualize, and manage the blueprints for quality instructional design.
Portfolium is an academic portfolio network Canvas tool that allows students to showcase their education and work accomplishments and connect with other professionals. You can upload images, Videos (YouTube, Vimeo), PDFs, text documents, and more to your portfolio. Students create their Portfolium account through Canvas and then have access indefinitely through portfolium.com even after they've left school.
Examity is an online proctoring solution that gives students the flexibility to take exams remotely. It provides tools to prevent cheating and to preserve integrity.
Submit, review, and grade assignment submissions in native Google format (for example, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Sites, etc.) as well as almost any file type stored in Google Drive.
Gradescope helps you seamlessly administer and grade all of your assessments, whether online or in-class. Save time grading and get a clear picture of how your students are doing.
iClciker is a classroom management solution that allows students and class instructors to participate in polls and quizzes using iClicker remotes or mobile app, gather anonymous feedback, and more.
LockDown Browser a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students are required to use LockDown Browser for a Canvas Quiz they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
Packback’s “Digital TA” AI powers their award-winning student discussion platform, a writing lab for essays and writing assignments, and instructor tools for engaging every student.
Using Qualtrics in Canvas allows users to make surveys part of the learning experience in Canvas. Use cases include information request and adaptive knowledge tests/quizzes.
Respondus 4.0 is a Windows-only software for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas Quizzes or question banks.
SmarterProctoring is an advanced solution for online test security, remote, automated and live test proctoring, and for scheduling face-to-face proctoring.
Top Hat is a web-based student response system and comprehensive teaching platform that instructors can use to engage students with interactive slides, graded questions, polls, assignments and more. Students can use smartphones, tablets, laptops, and ordinary cell phones to participate.
Turnitin Feedback Studio
Turnitin Feedback Studio is a tool that provides resources to deter plagiarism detection, teach the value of authentic writing, as well as commenting and grading tools that make the feedback process faster, easier, and more consistent.
Engage in discussions outside class in real time or at your own convenient time. Focus discussion on a specific task or assignment.
Canvas Announcements allows instructors to post information and updates to all members of a course or a certain section of a course directly in Canvas. Students also receive an email notification when a new Announcement is posted.
Canvas Discussions allows both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics with an entire class or group. Discussions can be graded or simply serve as a forum for topical and current events.
Groups are a small version of a course and used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments. Instructors can place students in groups, or instructors can students to create their own groups.
The Canvas Inbox is called Conversations. It displays ALL messages from ALL your courses. The Canvas Inbox is connected to your campus email account and depending on how your notifications are set a copy of each message will appear in your campus email account inbox.
Hypothes.is uses annotation to enable sentence-level note-taking or critique on top of any web site. Instructors can use Hypothes.is in class to hold discussions, read socially, organize research, and take personal notes.
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing tool you can use to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats, and sharing your screen. It lets you record the meetings to watch later or share with others.
Content & Storage
Create interactive content and dynamic presentations. Access course materials and texts from any device. Save, organize and distribute your course files.
Canvas Commons is a digital library full of educational content that is available only to Canvas users. Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.
Canvas Files are uploaded to a Canvas site or a user's personal Files area. Files can house course files, assignments, syllabi, readings, or other documents, as well as profile pictures and user-specific files. Instructors can lock folders and files so they can only be viewed by direct links or only unlock on a specific date.
Canvas Pages are created inside of a Canvas site. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content. They can also be used as a collaboration tool for specific users. Canvas keeps the entire history of the page to account for changes over time.
Discover@MU is EBSCO Curriculum Builder. Available at MU, it enables instructors to bring databases, e-books, and other digital resources from EBSCO databases (EBSCOhost) or EDS directly into your Canvas site.
LibGuides is a content management system for MU's library resources. Use it to curate knowledge and share information, organize class and subject specific resources, and to create and manage websites. Increase the usage of your library's resources and content by showcasing them in LibGuides.
Library Resources integrates with the Libraries' content management system. Work with your Subject Librarian to create or choose existing content from your campus' Library Guides, links to library databases, and E-Reserves. If not customized, Library Resources will display discipline-specific guides and databases from your campus library. [MU & UMKC Only]
A collection of academic tools available within a comprehensive system.
Canvas is a web-based learning management system or LMS. Canvas includes a variety of customizable course creation and management tools, course and user analytics and statistics, and internal communication tools.
Canvas Course and User Management
These articles contain information on how to manage your course site and it's users in Canvas.
These articles contain information on how to make your Canvas course accessible to all users.
The university provides a suite of academic tools for students and instructors. If the supported tools don't meet demonstrated needs, the process for requesting and approving new academic tools is provided in these articles.
MU Self-Paced Platform
Over the next 2 years, all self-paced classes at MU will be migrating from the MU Self-Paced Platform to One Canvas.
Create and play video content, lectures, and tutorials. Allow students to create and submit multimedia assignments.
Panopto is a screen and lecture capture tool that records your lectures with PowerPoint, Google Slides, and or any other websites you want to show. You can also create short concept videos for known issues with course concepts for students to review.
Deliver publisher or self-authored eBooks, courseware, and supplemental content.
MindTap combines a suite of learning tools - readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments - into a singular Learning Path that guides students through the curriculum.
Cengage Unlimited is a subscription that gives a student access to its entire online library of eBooks and all their Cengage courses for ONE price, in ONE place.
WebAssign from Cengage is an online application built primarily for STEM disciplines. WebAssign delivers textbooks, supplemental resources, tutorials, hints, and feedback for increased student engagement.
Evolve is a one-stop online portal for healthcare educators and students to access and purchase all of their Elsevier digital teaching & learning materials.
FlatWorld textbooks come complete with a full range of instructor supplements, included homework system, and an easy-to-use customization platform. It is a low-cost solution for students.
InQuizitive is an adaptive quizzing tool that combines interactive question types with game-like elements to engage students.
Launchpad is an ebook, homework, and adaptive quizzing platform that leads students through the material and exercises based on their level of learning and expertise. Launchpad is available for both Macmillan and Sapling books and courses.
McGraw Hill Connect
McGraw Hill Connect is a whole suite of content, courseware and adaptive learning tools to support diverse teaching styles.
Pearson MyLab and Mastering
Pearson MyLab and Mastering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment tool. Each course has a foundation of interactive course-specific content — by authors who are experts in their field — that you can tailor and assign as you see fit.
Pressbooks is a simple, free book production software. You can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, syllabi, books, and more in multiple formats.
VitalSource is both a first-rate ebook reader and a tool for allowing students to Opt-out or Opt-into AutoAccess books, and to view and purchase the optional or recommended materials instructors order through the Mizzou Store.
WileyPLUs is an e-textbook, homework, and adaptive learning platform.
zyBooks are interactive textbook replacements with questions, animations, homework, and embedded coding tool, premised on the idea that STEM students will respond to more interactivity and animation and less texts.