Canvas (Learning Management System)

Features

Canvas is a web-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet. It provides a variety of tools to facilitate teaching and learning. All courses at TWU use Canvas. The basic tools used in a Canvas course includes a syllabus, learning materials (documents, videos, etc.), discussions, calendar, inbox and notifications, announcements, grades, quizzes, and assignments.

Log Into Canvas

To log into Canvas, first, open your web browser (we suggest using the most recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) and go to the TWU website.

  1. In the browser’s address bar type http://twu.edu and click Enter
  2. The TWU website will open, at the top of the page click Students
  3. Click My Courses

The My Courses page will open. TWU uses Canvas to support online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. 

  1. The My Courses page will open, review any notifications, click on the Log into Canvas button
  2. A login screen will open in a new browser window, select your TWU Google Username (username@twu.edu)
  3. Enter your TWU Password
  4. Click on the Next button

Note: If a log in screen opens in a new browser window and your TWU Google Username is an option review How to Log into Canvas

Canvas Help

There are several support options and resources available in Canvas Help.

Canvas Computer Specifications and Supported Browsers

Canvas resources available include What are the browser and computer requirements for Canvas? All users are encouraged to use the latest version of Internet browsers by Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and/or Safari.

Who Can Use Canvas

  • Students
  • Instructors

Instructors, students, and courses are automatically populated in Canvas. Instructors must be officially listed with University Scheduling as instructor of record to have automatic access to a course. Students are granted access to courses through the registration process. 

 
Request Canvas Support

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The Canvas mobile application provides instructors a portable solution for Canvas. You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android or iOS device. However, some features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser.
The Canvas mobile application provides students a portable solution for Canvas. You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android or iOS device. However, some features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser.
Getting started information for instructors to learn more about using Canvas. Canvas Guides, Canvas Training Services Portal, and Teaching and Learning with Technology Resources.
Getting started information for students using Canvas.

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Service ID: 12528
Created
Mon 3/7/16 5:13 PM
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Thu 7/14/22 8:57 AM