Missouri Online maintains a number of course, module and page templates for faculty to apply to their Canvas courses. These templates can be found in Canvas Commons, which is easily accessible through One Canvas.
If you are having difficulty finding our templates, please search for “Missouri Online” in the search bar in Canvas Commons.
Missouri Online: Course Template
An easy-to-use course template with instructions for modification, designed by the UM System Office of eLearning.
MU Canvas Online Student Orientation
University of Missouri Canvas site to orient students to learning in an online environment.
Start Here 102: Best Practices in Online Instruction
This course is designed to help faculty deliver and facilitate quality online learning experiences for their students at the MU System campuses.
Module 0 | Getting Started
Getting started module with 5 pages, which include: Welcome | Course Overview — What to Do First? — Getting Around in Canvas — What to Install and Accounts to Set Up —Tools used to facilitate this course
Module Overview - A
This two-column module overview page has sections for description, hours to complete, objectives, and tasks.
Module Overview - B
This module overview is single column and has a table to help your students view the week (or weeks) ahead.
Module Overview - C
This module overview page is organized in one and two columns and features sections for Objectives and Agenda.
2-Columns | 50/50
This simple content page has two columns of equal height.
This responsive auto columnizer will distribute your text into equal columns. Great for using with content pages that have a lot of text.
Front Page | Overview 1
This front page design is a starting point. Update the banner image with your own course image (2500px X 1000px), insert your photo, and update all text and links.
Graphic Syllabus Template
Easy-to-use graphic syllabus page for UM System courses, designed by the UM System Office of eLearning.
Information Grid with Key Point
A template page featuring an introduction, a key point / important note section with red background and icon, and a 2-column area for text content.
Overview - Simple headers with background MU theme
A simple page layout for your weekly overviews. Features Headers with icons and colored backgrounds. Week Activities, and Path. Read, Watch, Engage and Submit Sections. Text can be changed easily.
A colorful Project or Week Overview page that features an introduction, learning objectives, and 3 colored boxes with progression icon to show what students will complete.
Sample Content Page 1
Here's a simple content page to use in your modules that utilizes two columns, photos, and a call-out box to help break up a lot of text into manageable chunks.
Basic Syllabus with tags to jump to sections.
Tools Used to Facilitate this Course
Don't leave your students guessing. This template features a single column, using alternating colors, to express what technology tools students will be required to use for your class.
An organizer for 4 steps of a process. Features boxes for adequate space for directions to a process.
Navigation | 3 Card Intro
An easy-to-edit, three-card navigation menu for your course home page.
Semiweekly Assignment Overview | Responsive Grid
This responsive grid will help your students get an overview of the week ahead. Great for use with classes that meet twice a week.
Canvas Course Readiness Checklist
Wondering if your course is ready to publish? Use this checklist to make sure it's got everything it needs.
How to Update the Banner Image
A detailed how-to guide on how to create a front page banner image using Canva.com (free) and then how to upload that into your Canvas course.
Basic list of Zoom rules with icons.
Everyone knows that a blank canvas can be daunting. These professionally designed templates will help you hit the ground running.