Canvas is a cloud-hosted learning management platform that streamlines a collection of digital tools and content for a simpler and more connected learning experience. UM System launched a single Canvas instance for all campuses in August 2021. Go to our One Canvas Migration FAQ page to learn more.

How can I use Canvas in teaching?

  • Post your syllabus and all course content in one convenient digital space.
  • Encourage student interaction with a selection of communication and collaboration tools.
  • Identify struggling students early and intervene with resources and support.
  • Distribute, receive and grade all student assignments, quizzes and exams.

What is unique about Canvas?

  • Canvas has a global community for its users to share, discuss and innovate.
  • Canvas has apps specifically for Teachers and Students for Apple and Android mobile devices.

Technical requirements

Canvas is accessed through a web browser or mobile app. It requires an internet connection of at least 512kbps.

See https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10721 for current requirements for computers and mobile devices.


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