Canvas is the university-supported Learning Management System (LMS). It's used for posting syllabi, course content, assignments, discussions and grades, as well as for communication between students and faculty.
Classes in CanvasAll classes, as well as faculty and student enrollment, are populated automatically in Canvas beginning right before registration for the next semester begins. Faculty can choose to use Canvas by adding content and publishing their course. Students will only be able to see the content of a Canvas course once that course has been published and the course start date has passed.
Course start and end dates are determined by class dates in the official course schedule. Canvas courses have a start date one week before the official course date and an end date 3 weeks after the official course end date. Faculty, however, can change the Start and End dates in Canvas to allow students earlier or later access to course materials.
If you don't see a class you are teaching or enrolled in on your Canvas Dashboard, you can Favorite a course for easier access.
Learning to Use Canvas
- View a curated list of online training materials in the Canvas Training Center.
- Visit the Canvas Community Instructor Guide.
- Contact OIT support to request an appointment with an Instructional Technology staff member.
- Visit the Canvas Community Student Guide.
Canvas Mobile AppA mobile app version of Canvas is available for both iOS and Android devices. Not all functions of Canvas are available through the mobile app, however. The Canvas Mobile Guides include information on the Student Canvas app for both students and instructors, as well as the Teacher app for instructors.
More information about Canvas is available on the OIT support site (search for "Canvas"), through the Canvas Community or by contacting Instructional Technology.