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Canvas Quick Start 5.0



Full course description

Format: Resource Hub
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Keywords: Canvas, online course development

If you are a UM System employee, do not create a new registration account. You will have the option to enroll with your UM System credentials.

Course Introduction

This resource hub is a repository of materials, references and tools for independent exploration and learning.  This site offers a flexible and unstructured learning experience, allowing you to navigate the content at your own pace and explore diverse topics without the constraints of prerequisites or a prescribed sequence. This format encourages self-directed learning, enabling you to delve into the material based on your needs.

 This site will provide you with a basic understanding of Canvas to develop your first  online course.  We have provided links to additional resources for each topic.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Access your Canvas account and adjust personal account settings.
    • Build your course framework.
    • Organize your course content with modules. 
    • Create course content including pages, assignments, discussions, quizzes, and more.
    • Add multimedia to your course content, assignments, and discussions.
    • Monitor student progress and assess student learning.
    • Conduct a course review.

Meet your Instructor:

Jessica Gordon, PhD

Curriculum Consultant
University of Missouri Extension
201 Whitten Hall | Columbia, MO 65211

(573) 884-3177 |


Online courses vary tremendously.  Development for a short, 1-hour course may be done over a few weeks.  Other courses may take months to develop, reveiw and pilot.  This self-paced course is flexible to accommodate your course development needs.


Learning and Teaching Services
MU Extension Office of Education and Impact

Credit: Certificate of completion

Audience: Anyone interested in developing an online course.

Sign up for this course today!