Canvas – Learning Management System


Canvas is the campus-wide learning management system (LMS) for publishing course-related materials online at U-M. It is highly interactive, providing instructors with a central online resource to provide students with access to all of their course-related materials.

How to Access Canvas

Canvas can be accessed by any U-M instructor by visiting, and clicking the Canvas >> button in the upper-right corner of the page. Canvas sites are automatically created for all U-M courses prior to the start of each term, so after logging in, instructors should see the full list of their available course sites and be able to immediately start adding content.

Further Help

ITS manages Canvas for the University of Michigan, and most questions or problems with using the service can be addressed by their Service Center. In addition, Canvas introductory workshops are scheduled throughout the term, and are available to all U-M faculty and staff (registration will be required). Information on all upcoming Canvas workshops around campus, including links to register, are available on the Teaching and Technology Collaborative website.

Scholarspace, located in the Hatcher Graduate Library, offers U-M faculty the opportunity to discuss technology options to integrate into curriculum, and get hands-on instruction. They offer free one-on-one consultations, and are a great campus resource to get help using Canvas. College of Engineering faculty who would like assistance with using Canvas are encouraged to make an appointment with Scholarspace online.

CAEN consultants are also available for College of Engineering instructors to answer any questions or concerns they may have about using Canvas in their Engineering courses.