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Canvas at the UofM

Canvas is a web-based learning management system, or LMS.Canvas has an intuitive interface that lessens user dependence for lengthy training sessions and extensive support material readings. All of UofM’s current learning technologies integrate with Canvas, such as Banner Student Information System, Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, Ensemble Video, Qualtrics, Turnitin, and Zoom. Faculty and administrators will benefit from the Canvas embedded learning analytics to help all students maximize learning opportunities and the usage of the LMS. Canvas provides enhanced reporting of metrics at the student, course, program, degree, and institutional level


How do I log in to Canvas?

To access canvas navigate to the UofM Canvas site (https://memphis.instructure.com/) and login with your UUID and Password.

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Canvas Course Combine Requests - New Process

UM3D has received approval from the Registrar's office to auto-combine cross-listed courses in Canvas. This new process will not require a faculty member to submit a service request for courses to be combined. As long as the courses are cross-listed in Banner(myMemphis).

If the courses are not cross-listed in Banner(myMemphis). Your department scheduler should put in tickets to the Registrar’s Office (before the start of the semester) using the Section Maintenance Requests.

Note: Some requests to cross-list sections may be subject to review. 

The following are examples of when sections should be cross-listed in Banner(myMemphis): 

  • An undergraduate and undergraduate section – a 3000 and 4000 level
  • Regular sections taught with an embedded honors section
  • An undergraduate and a graduate section – a 4000 and 6000 level
  • A graduate and another graduate section – a 7000 and 8000 level
  • Undergraduate, undergraduate honors, and a graduate section
  • Different subjects (such as Art and Journalism) that teach similar material, but each department has their own course
  • Triangle courses –cross-listed sections in Banner that may be taught at different locations. These students are technically in one class though there are three or more sections.

 Once the Section Maintenance Requests have been completed, Banner(myMemphis) will feed the course into Canvas and combine sections automatically into one-course shell.


Canvas Extended Course Access - Fall 2021 Incomplete Process

Students that have received an incomplete grade for the Fall 2021 semester will be auto enrolled into their Fall 2021 course in Canvas. During the grading scheduling period in  banner(myMemphis), Faculty will submit a student's incomplete grades into banner (myMemphis) which will provide a report to the Registrar's Office. 

This student incomplete report will be provided to UM3D to enroll students into Canvas courses for Fall 2021. There will be no need for Faculty to submit a service request for extended course access to UM3D. 

Note: Student's data (dropbox submissions, quizzes, and discussion posts) from eCouseware(D2L) will not be copied over to Canvas and it is recommended that this information is downloaded from eCourseware(D2L). 

To learn more about how to export students grades from eCourseware (D2L) please review this video.