Canvas Help

Trainings and Consultation

Canvas Training
Many find Canvas easy to learn and navigate. If you feel members of your course team would benefit from a more comprehensive, hour-long orientation, submit a support request.

Assignment and Quiz Preview
If you are unsure of your assignment or exam settings, we can preview quizzes in Student View for you to identify possible misconfigurations in quiz, question, and media settings. Please email us exam details a week prior to assigning.

Troubleshooting or Feature Testing
If you have a particular question, or want to test Canvas functionality prior to launching your course, please email us and we'll help you test how certain features look and act using our special testing accounts.

Canvas Tutorials

Canvas F.A.Q.s

Canvas Tips for Students

Profile Settings

Setup your profile so that classmates and faculty can learn more about you, contact you easily, and collaborate more efficiently. Here's more info on:


Notification Settings

By default, Canvas notifies you automatically whenever a number of things happen in any active course you have. You can restrict these notifications to make sure you see the most important information to you, when you need it. Here's more info on: setting student notification preferences

Exporting Course Content

Canvas allows you to download all of your course content, so you can view it offline if you will be without a connection to the Internet. Follow these instructions to export course content

Syncing  Canvas' Calendar To Your Laptop/Cell Phone

This calendaring features helps you keep all of the events happening in your courses in sync with your personal calendar on your phone and laptop. Here's how to subscribe to the Canvas Calendar feed for Outlook and Google Calendar

Canvas Mobile App for Students

You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android/iOS device. However, mobile browsers are not supported, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully-supported desktop browser. Instead, use the Canvas Student apps for iOS and Android. Depending on your device, not all Canvas features may be available on the app at this time.

View Canvas Student mobile features by version and device.

Download the apps here:


Desktop and Laptop Browser Recommendations

  • Chrome 80 and 81
  • Firefox 75 and 76 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Edge 80 and 81
  • Safari 12 and 13