Online Teaching Certification and Resources

Online Teaching Certification Requirements starting Fall 2021 Semester

Beginning on the first day of the Fall 2021 semester, certification for instructors of record who teach online classes will be required by the first day of the semester that those classes are being offered.

General Resources

Canvas and Panopto

Canvas is a cloud-hosted learning management platform. Panopto is a lecture capture and presentation recording tool integrated within Canvas.

  • Canvas Info on MU Teaching Tools
  • Panopto Info on MU Teaching Tools
  • How to install the Panopto Recorder Application
    • On university-owned computers, please locate the Panopto installer located in “Software Center”. If it fails, restart and try again.
    • On personal computers, Panopto is available as a download from Canvas.
    • Note: Some students have reported that they cannot view recording if they are in a playlist. To avoid using playlists, be sure to select the appropriate course folder before recording your presentation.
  • Eric Aldrich and Boden Lyon (MU Course Design & Technology) presented Using Canvas, Zoom and Panopto: Recording from March 13, 2020 (Zoom ~24:15; Panopto ~40:00)

Zoom Videoconferencing — videoconferencing software that may be integrated with Canvas or used as a standalone application.

Electronic Advising – Zoom on MU Connect

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