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Canvas Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do MWSU online courses work? The vast majority of distance education courses at Missouri Western State University are offered 100% online. Some courses are a blend of online instruction and face-to-face instruction. A few distance education courses are offered via synchronous video-conferenci...

Canvas Tutorials for Students

The below links take you to tutorial videos on the canvas community website.Assignments OverviewAssignment SubmissionsCalendarCanvas OverviewChatCollaborationsCommunicationDiscussionsePortfoliosFilesGradesGroups:Creation & InteractionPeer ReviewsQuizzes

Canvas Help for Faculty

Please use the following links for assistance when building/converting a course for use in Canvas.We will continue to add video and written instructions for all functions in Canvas, therefore this list will continue to grow. However, if there is a topic that is missing from this list that you wan...

Canvas Quizzes and Lockdown Browser(Faculty)

Canvas>New Quizzes>Canvas is rolling out a new quiz tool called New Quizzes, which will eventually replace the current Quizzes tool.  Currently, the Quizzes tool is the default option, however, New Quizzes can be activated and used now in your Canvas courses. You can activate New Quizzes under Se...

Canvas Quizzes and Lockdown Browser(Students)

Canvas>New Quizzes>New Quizzes Overview (Students) In this video, you will learn how to access and take an assessment in New Quizzes, and view your assessment results. Browser installer link for Misso...

Timeline for New Quizzes

Timeline for New Quizzes replacing classic Quizzes

Comparison between classic Quizzes and New Quizzes

Feature comparison between current quizzing tool Classic Quizzes and new quizzing tool New Quizzes in Canvas: Canvas New Quizzes Feature Comparison.pdf 160.57 KB

Overview of New Quizzes with features and options

Information about New Quizzes in Canvas.  Timeline for New Quizzes, enabling New Quizzes in your Canvas course(s), migrating standard quizzes to New Quizzes, creating new quizzes, building Item Banks, New Quizzes features and functions, question types, areas still in development. NewQuizzesTraini...

Canvas New Quizzes-PowerPoint Presentation

Here is my New Quizzes presentation you may review.  This has some links to Canvas resources and the full presentation for learning how to use New Quizzes.Click here to view the presentation

New Quizzes Training-Panopto Recording

Here is a pre-recorded session on New Quizzes you may review for learning how the feature works in Canvas. New Quizzes

Accessing Courses for Upcoming Semester

Canvas courses for any upcoming semester will not be available prior to the term starting.  You may see published courses on your dashboard however, if the instructor has not published the course and opened the course date earlier than the default term date, students will not have access.  You mu...

I'm Not Seeing All Courses for Upcoming Semester

If you are not seeing all of your Canvas courses on your dashboard for a current or upcoming semester, click on Courses and then All Courses from the Global Navigation bar on the far right of your Canvas page.  You will see a list of all courses. Click the star icon for any current semester cours...

Removing Old Courses from Canvas Dashboard

If you are seeing courses on your Canvas dashboard from previous semesters, those may be still open for other students to complete course work. You may remove them, if you no longer want to see them, by clicking Courses then All Courses and UN-STAR any courses to have them removed from the dashbo...

Adding the Missouri Western Course Template to Canvas Course

All Missouri Western courses are required to have the Missouri Western course template as their homepage. Here are instructions on how to install in template in your Canvas course(s):Importing And Using The Missouri Western Course Template.pdf