Canvas templates

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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.

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To access our templates, please first log in to Canvas before clicking on any of the templates below. You must be logged in to Canvas before you can access the templates.

If you are having difficulty finding our templates, please search for “Missouri Online” in the search bar in Canvas Commons.

Missouri Online: Course Template

Missouri Online: Course Template
Missouri Online: Course Template

An easy-to-use course template with instructions for modification, designed by the UM System Office of eLearning.

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MU Canvas Online Student Orientation

MU Canvas Online Student Orientation
MU Canvas Online Student Orientation

University of Missouri Canvas site to orient students to learning in an online environment. 

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Start Here 102: Best Practices in Online Instruction

Start Here 102: Best Practices in Online Instruction
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.  

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Module 0 | Getting Started

Module 0 Overview
Module 0 Overview

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

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Module Overview - A

Module A Overview
Module A Overview

This two-column module overview page has sections for description, hours to complete, objectives, and tasks.

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Module Overview - B

Module B Overview
Module B Overview

This module overview is single column and has a table to help your students view the week (or weeks) ahead.

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Module Overview - C

Module C Overview
Module C Overview

This module overview page is organized in one and two columns and features sections for Objectives and Agenda.

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2-Columns | 50/50

2-Column 50/50
2-Column 50/50

This simple content page has two columns of equal height.

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Auto Columns

Auto Columns
Auto Columns

This responsive auto columnizer will distribute your text into equal columns. Great for using with content pages that have a lot of text.

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Front Page | Overview 1

Front page template | Overview 1
Front page template | 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.

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Graphic Syllabus Template

Graphic Syllabus Template
Graphic Syllabus Template

Easy-to-use graphic syllabus page for UM System courses, designed by the UM System Office of eLearning.

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Information Grid with Key Point

Information Grid with Key Point
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.

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Overview - Simple headers with background MU theme

Overview - Simple headers w background MU theme
Overview - Simple headers w 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.

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Project Overview

Project Overview
Project Overview

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.

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Sample Content Page 1

Sample Content Page 1
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.

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Tools Used to Facilitate this Course

Tools Used to Facilitate this Course
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.

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4-Step Organizer

4 step organizer
4 step organizer

An organizer for 4 steps of a process. Features boxes for adequate space for directions to a process.

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Navigation | 3 Card Intro

Navigation | 3 Card Intro
Navigation | 3 Card Intro

An easy-to-edit, three-card navigation menu for your course home page.

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Semiweekly Assignment Overview | Responsive Grid

Bi-Weekly Assignment Overview
Bi-Weekly Assignment Overview

This responsive grid will help your students get an overview of the week ahead. Great for use with classes that meet twice a week.

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Canvas Course Readiness Checklist

Course Readiness Template
Course Readiness Template

Wondering if your course is ready to publish? Use this checklist to make sure it's got everything it needs.

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How to Update the Banner Image

Update Banner Image
Update 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.

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