Missouri Online | Office of eLearning
The University of Missouri System Office of eLearning was created to encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our office structure includes staff that you may have worked with previously at:
- Mizzou Online, Course Design & Technology (formerly ET @ MO)
- UMKC Online, Instructional Design & Technology
- Missouri S&T Global Learning
- UMSL Learning Resource Lab (LRL), Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Academic Technologies/Information Technology Services (ITS)
After extensive research and work with Carnegie Dartlet, a higher education communications and marketing firm, our new name—Missouri Online—was officially launched in March 2021. This name initially signified the work our team is doing to promote 260+ online programs on online.missouri.edu. We are working toward a future where our other services are branded with the same name.
While you will see our new name, Missouri Online, paired with Office of eLearning, our support is not changing. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists will continue to assist you. Keep an eye out for our monthly systemwide email (like this one) with updates and resources, and stay tuned for a streamlined faculty-focused website experience launching in Fall.
One Canvas Migration
All universities and all instructors will begin offering courses in the new One Canvas instance beginning Fall 2021. The One Canvas Migration FAQ will help answer questions you may have about this endeavor.
Please login at https://umsystem.instructure.com, start working on your Fall course development, and check to make sure all of your teaching and learning content is ready to go. The great news is that using the new instance of Canvas will feel just like Canvas as you now know it. We’re here to help you with any additional questions—reach out to us at Canvas@umsystem.edu.
Please update your Zoom client to version 5.7.0 or higher before July 26. Here is a guide for how to make sure your Zoom is up to date. This is a mandatory update needed in order to participate in Zoom meetings.
Your Zoom recordings can now be stored permanently in the new OnePanopto system instead of being stored in Zoom. If you schedule a Zoom meeting using the Zoom button in your Canvas course, those Zoom recordings will be automatically added to the Panopto folder for the course. For more information about this workflow, please see this article or email Zoom@umsystem.edu.
Instructional design and media services
Five ways our team can help you:
Quality Course Review
After you have developed your online course and previewed the 5 Pillars Rubric, submit your course for a Quality Course Review and an instructional designer will lead you through the process. Courses submitted after June 21 must include the One Canvas course link instead of the university-specific Canvas link. See the Quality Course Review webpage for more information. You can expect the course review process to take 6 to 8 weeks. Please submit your course at least 1 semester before teaching it to ensure that you have sufficient time to review feedback and make revisions.
Online Teaching Certification
Do you need to complete your online teaching certification? If you are a primary instructor (instructor of record) of an online class, completing the Online Teaching Certification Seminar (OTCS) will fulfill your online teaching certification requirements. This 6-week seminar will guide faculty/instructors to becoming proficient Canvas users with awareness of university academic policies and a toolset to help them integrate effective online instructional strategies. Once completed, you will be certified for five years.
Online Teaching Recertification Seminar
If your online teaching certification is expiring soon, and you need recertification, this 3-week program will build upon skills developed in OTCS or in your prior certification experiences; completion of this program will lead to recertification for five years.
Designing and Building Your Online Course
Are you looking for a structured opportunity to help you prepare your courses for summer and fall? Designing and Building Your Online Course (DBYOC) is a 10-week program broken into sections to help you design your online course.
Course design support
- Do you have a pivot plan to help you transition to online modality?
- Do you need help thinking through ways to engage your class and have meaningful interaction through in-person and online instruction with your students?
- Would you like to know how asynchronous video can be critical to students’ learning success?
- Would you like inclusive and active learning strategies to engage your students in online courses?
- Are you interested in ensuring your online course is accessible to support students with diverse learning needs?
- Do you want strategies such as weighting categories or using rubrics to help you manage grading?
Our creative instructional design team would love to help!
Contact us at KeepLearning@umsystem.edu for more information about instructional design and media services and how we can help you.
More help and resources
As you prepare for your Fall courses, we are here to help. Refer to additional resources on the links below or email us at MissouriOnline@umsystem.edu with any questions.
Keep Learning | Remote teaching, learning and working resources for faculty, students and staff
Teaching Tools | In-depth knowledgebase for faculty about academic technologies (Canvas, Zoom, etc.)
UM System | Policies, processes and other eLearning resources for faculty
Missouri Online | Online program offerings of all four universities for prospective students