Remote Access (draft)

Teaching Remotely

Canvas is a cloud-hosted learning management platform. Panopto is a lecture capture and presentation recording tool that is integrated in Canvas. Zoom is videoconferencing software that may be integrated with Canvas or used as a standalone application..

  • 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)
  • 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.

Working Remotely

Remote Work FAQ from DoIT answers some common questions


Some on-campus IT resources require the use of the Cisco Anyconnect Virtual Private Networking (VPN), including network shared drives or folders, and connections to computers that reside on campus. Resources that DO NOT require VPN to function include MU websites such as Canvas, Webapps, Box or access to email.

On University computers, the VPN client should be installed from Software Center. On personal computers, the VPN client can be install from Select the **Employee group when connecting.


  • Cisco VoIP phone quick reference guide for instructions on call-forwarding and voicemail.
  • Jabber is a for fee service that will allow you to receive office calls to your computer or cell phone (without exposing your personal number). You can request this service from the service catalog on the DoIT service portal. Otherwise contact the CAFNR IT team if you need help facilitating these services.


Installing Zoom Application

  • On University owned computers please locate the Zoom installer located in “Software Center.” If it fails restart and try again.
  • On Personal computers Zoom is available as a free download
  • There are also Zoom apps for mobile devices please download and install from your mobile device store. These apps have tested well on both wireless and cellular connections when the signal is adequate. When signing in be sure to select SSO login.