• For Students - Orientation to Canvas

As a new or returning student, you will find many classes or portions of classes are delivered through the University's online learning management system, Canvas. In this article are numerous links to support options, guides, tutorials, and other information articles about Canvas from a student's perspective.


    Once logged into Canvas, look in the upper right corner of any Canvas page.  Click the HELP button and select from a handful of support options that appears in a popup window.  

Send email to classhelp@utah.edu

Phone our support team at 801-581-6112-option 2
               Available during regular class sessions:
               Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-7pm, US Mountain Time Zone


Student Guides for Canvas - text-based (from Canvas Instructure Software)

Student Guides for Canvas - video-based (from Canvas Instructure Software)

About Logging into Canvas:

    • Go to the Campus Information Services (CIS) (CIS) website and login.
    • Once logged in, go to the section My Classes for a list of your classes.
    • Click on the button GO TO THIS CLASS for a course listing. This will log you into Canvas.
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*If you do not see a button underneath your class listing, it means your instructor is not using Canvas for this particular course or the class has not yet been activated in Canvas.

About Communications:

About Calendar Feeds:

About Course Activities:

About Course Feedback:

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Canvas offers a mobile version of the learning management system when you need to access online classes on-the-go.

Canvas for Android (phone)

Canvas for Android (tablet)

Canvas for iOS (iPad)

Canvas for iOS (iPhone)

SpeedGrader for iOS (iPad)



We have a separate article dedicated to a discussion about which web browsers work best when using Canvas.  Go to the following link:

Recommended Web Browsers for Canvas