About Canvas at IU

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Developed by Instructure, Inc., Canvas is IU's learning management system (LMS). Canvas includes most of the standard tools found in open source and commercial management systems (assignments, discussions, announcements, quizzes, syllabus, etc.) as well as enhanced tools and features for communication, collaboration, and assessment, including real-time web conferencing, a multimedia recorder, a Google Docs integration, outcomes and rubrics, and course analytics.

All IU students, faculty, and staff can log into Canvas using their IU credentials or an IU Guest account. You can access Canvas at IU from a web browser (on a computer, smartphone, or tablet) or via the mobile apps distributed by Instructure.

You can also access Canvas with an IU group account, but first you must contact the UITS Mission Critical team to request a corresponding Canvas account. For more about accessing Canvas, see Access Canvas at IU.

As of November 2, 2017, CAS logins for all IU students, faculty, staff, retirees, affiliates, and those with Academic (ACNP) status require Two-Step Login (Duo). As of November 30, 2017, this also includes group or departmental accounts. IU Guest accounts do not require Two-Step Login. For more, see About using Two-Step Login (Duo) every time you log into CAS.

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Get help

Canvas Community

A variety of online support resources is available in Instructure's Canvas Community:

  • Documentation: To get started using Canvas, see:

    Additional guides intended for students, instructors, instructional designers, and system administrators, as well as guides for using Canvas mobile apps, are available at Canvas Guides.

  • Feature Ideas: Subscribe to various discussion categories to keep abreast of work on new Canvas features. If you'd like to suggest a new idea, see About Canvas feature requests at IU Canvas deploys a new release every three weeks; for more, see About Canvas releases.

    For additional training on Canvas tools and features, check out the CanvasLIVE free webinar series. Each CanvasLIVE webinar includes a brief tutorial, a demonstration, and a short question and answer session. For upcoming webinars, see the schedule on CanvasLIVE. You can also watch past webinars.

  • Answers: Visit Canvas Answers to search questions that have already been asked and post new questions for the Canvas community to answer.
  • Groups: A resource for posting questions to specific Canvas community groups, or posting solutions based on your experiences in forums such as Higher Education, K-12, Instructional Designers, and more.

Self-paced tutorials

Several self-paced tutorials by Instructure are available:

Teaching and learning centers

Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus.

UITS Support Center

For help from a UITS Support Center consultant, fill out the "Ask for Help" form found in the Canvas Help menu. You can also contact your campus Support Center directly.

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