Continuing Courses at MSU - Faculty Support

Many circumstances can require classes to go temporarily online on short notice. To accommodate these temporary breaks in face to face instruction, an instructor can move to online instruction via Canvas and other instructional technologies, the following resources are available at MSU to continue instruction.

These options are intended to bridge the gap to temporarily maintain course continuity. They are not a solution to take your course completely online. For information on moving your face to face course to a completely online presence, please contact the Center for Distance Education.

Training is Available: Multiple training opportunities are available to help teaching faculty make this transition including 60 minute hands on workshops, webinars and personal one on one instruction (Canvas Corner). Registration is required and is availalbe at the sites below:

The ITS Service Desk provides support for these resources and can be reached at

Getting Started Videos:

Quick instructional videos providing simple and basic directions to get started

Getting Started with Canvas
(11 mins 8 secs)
Notification settings, communication, announcements, course navigation and publishing your course.
Adding Content into Canvas Courses
(4 mins 15secs)
Posting syllabus and sharing course content
Assessing Students with Canvas
(9 mins and 21 secs)
Creating Assignments and Quizzes
Hosting WebEx Sessions
(10 mins 6 secs)
Connecting your class to WebEx and hosting a session via asynchronous or synchronous sessions
Creating Videos with Studio (Arc)
(5 mins 33 sec)
How to create quick asynchronous instructional videos

Webinar Archives

Tools To Use

  • Canvas is MSU’s learning management system that can be used to provide announcements, collect assignments, disseminate course information, and administer quizzes and much more. It can be accessed by going to
  • WebEX is MSU’s video conferencing platform that allows video recording and screen sharing. It can be used to accommodate a full class session, office hours or even a recorded session. It is accessed by adding the tool into your Canvas course.
  • Canvas Studio (ARC) is a tool built into Canvas with seamless integration to share instructional videos with students. Additionally, students are able to create video assignments and upload them into Canvas for submissions.

Need more detailed help? Additional Resources in the form of how to guides, videos and recorded webinars can be found on on all topics at the link below:


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