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Learn about Canvas

UMKC has adopted Canvas as its new Learning Managment System (LMS). Learn some Canvas basics in a Canvas 101.

Free Training

Want to learn more about using Canvas or other instructional technologies at UMKC? The Instructional Design/Technology team hosts regular trainings that are free for UMKC faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.

Faculty Certification

Explore best practices for incorporating instructional technology in your courses and learn how to use some of the instructional technology tools available at UMKC. This self-paced course allows you to become certified on your own time, which requires demonstrating mastery of the core concepts of online teaching.

Online Course Certification

Instructors may request for the UMKC Online Instructional Design team to conduct a review of an online course using the Certification Checklist. Courses meeting each element of the Certification Checklist will be certified for online instruction at UMKC.

Training Calendar

View our training and workshops calendar.

Teaching Resources

Resources are divided by topic and tool

Certification Checklist

Best practices based on Quality Matters Higher Education standards. Opens PDF

Certification Flowcharts

Does my course or program need certification? Opens PDF

Development Funding

Faculty can apply for development funds for new online courses and programs

Course Sharing

Information about the UM System Intercampus Course Sharing Initiative

Instructional Modes

Check instructional mode definitions

Assessment Center

36 seat dedicated room for instructors to schedule and proctor computerized exams
Contact an Instructional Designer

Molly Mead, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Innovation

Nicholas Liddeke, M.A.

Instructional Technologist

Jing Zou, M.A.

Instructional Technologist

Jennifer Sackhoff, M.A.

Instructional Designer

Lauren Mathiott, M.S.

Instructional Technologist

Torie Wynn, M.A.

Instructional Designer

Canvas Site Help

The instructional design team can help you develop maintain a course site utilizing best practices.

Course Design

We’re here for you: to answer your questions, brainstorm a learning object, or find an appropriate activity.

Right Tool at the Right Time

We help you merge a rigorous curriculum with the best of current technology.