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Welcome to the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Please use the resources provided below to become familiar with Canvas technical requirements, common terms, features, and other information you may need to have a successful online learning/teaching experience. If you experience any issues or have any requests regarding Canvas, Respondus LockDown Browser, PeerWise, or Mediasite, email Faculty and staff needing multimedia, video, or course design and development assistance may also contact All other technology support needs should be sent to HSC Helpdesk.

Canvas Helpdesk Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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NOTICE: Enrolling users in Canvas

Student, faculty, and teaching assistant (TA) user enrollments in Canvas are automated with information uploaded from the Registrar’s Office to Canvas. These automation processes take place a few times per day, but new enrollments may take up to 24 hours to be processed.

All requests to add students, faculty, and teaching assistants to a credit-bearing course must be sent to the Registrar’s Office first at This ensures that all the relevant parties on campus have the appropriate information about student and faculty enrollment in credit-bearing courses.

Throughout the semester you may see users added to your course in the Tutor role. These requests come from the Center for Academic Performance and are sent to the Division of Academic Innovation at the email address.

At times you may need to enroll a person in your course as an Observer. In these cases, email with the observer’s name, EUID, employee or student ID number, and email address.

Am I ready to use Canvas?

Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern Web browser. More information, including using mobile devices, can be found in the below links. For information on accessibility, read the Canvas Accessibility Statement.

*Your instructor may require additional hardware or software for your course.

Learning and teaching support

Student resources

Faculty resources

Common resources

This page was last modified on August 23, 2022