Mizzou's Canvas license restricts non-UM System affiliated users from accessing our system. 

Approved Use-Cases for External Users

Mizzou can only allow temporary guest access for:

  • guest lecturers, 
  • accrediting agencies,
  • professional reviewers, or 
  • students and instructors from other institutions participating in a cooperative agreement such as study abroad programs

Getting Access for Approved External Users

External users who fit within the approved use-cases listed above will need a visitor account or temporary access account. See the Visitor & Guest Accounts page on the Division of IT web site to determine the type of account your user(s) need and submit a request. After the account is created, email canvas@missouri.edu to have the account added to Canvas.

Options for Other Uses

For any purposes where users not affiliated with the university system need to access a Canvas site, MU Extension has a Canvas instance with the appropriate licensure. You can contact Kyle Flinn at Extension ( flinnk@missouri.edu or (573) 882-6382) to discuss hosting that type of site on their Canvas instance.