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Canvas is the LMS of Mississippi State University.  The resources below will assist you in using Canvas. Some of the links below will take you to the Canvas Community which is the community forums for Canvas. The community is filled with great information and tutorials and we encourage you to explore topics of interest there.


Export Courses from Blackboad

How to Export & Archive Courses

How to Import Content from Blackboard into Canvas

(Warning: do not import an entire Blackboard course into your Canvas course. Many issues can arise from this action. If you want to upload a complete Blackboard Course at one instance, request a Developmental Canvas Course from ITS and bring that content into the developmental course, not your actual Canvas course with students enrolled.)



What are Assignments?

Assignment Types in Canvas

ByPassing Requirements/Prerequistes for a Student

Crosslisting Courses (Combining Sections)

Crosslisting Courses in Canvas

Copy A Canvas Course 

How do I copy content from another Canvas course using the Course Import tool?

LTI Apps Tutorials

Create a MSU Google Drive Account

Publishing Course & Content

How Do I Publish A Course?


What is Canvas Studio?

How to insert Studio Videos in the Rich Content Editor

Canvas Tutorials

How to Add Users to Course (Instructors, Teaching Assistants, etc.) - Use their netid for the "Login ID"

Canvas Notifications - Learn how to control what notifications you receive for your course(s).

Request External or Development Canvas Course


Mute Assignments/Columns in Gradebook (Hide grades until all have been graded)

How do I create assignment columns for non-submission assignments in the Gradebook?

How do I view assignment details in the Gradebook?

How do I view assignments or students individually in the Gradebook?

How do I get to SpeedGrader from the Gradebook?


How do I add a rubric in a course?

How do I manage rubrics in a course?

How do I add a rubric to an assignment?


How do I create a survey in my course?

How do I view survey results in a course?


What quiz types can I create in a course?

How do I create a question bank in a course?

How do I move/copy a question from one question bank to another?

How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?

How do I create a quiz by finding questions in a question bank?

How do I create a quiz with a question group linked to a question bank?

How do I make a quiz available before or after the due date?

How can I create a quiz where students only see one question at a time?

How do I assign a quiz to an individual student?

How do I view student results in a quiz?