What is Canvas?

Canvas is Middlebury’s learning management system (LMS). It is available at Course sites are provisioned using Course Hub. Canvas sites allow instructors to conduct online, asynchronous discussions with students, provide feedback and post grades for assignments, share documents and media files, post deadlines and announcements, manage assignment submission and grading, and use other integrated tools like quizzes, video conferencing, and social annotation.

Who is eligible to use Canvas?

Faculty, staff and current students have access to Canvas course sites and can request co-curricular sites for teaching and learning purposes.

How do I learn about Canvas?

See the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) documentation for Canvas.

Student Orientation to Canvas: this self-guided Canvas course is designed to help Middlebury students get to know Canvas. While Instructure—the makers of Canvas LMS—provides guides for Canvas users (both instructors and learners), this course provides a step-by-step tour of the most common learning management features.

Faculty Introduction to Teaching with Canvas: This is a self-guided Canvas course for instructors. Working through this Canvas resource is highly recommended for all instrucotrs new to the platform. This library of video tutorials for Canvas is helpful for faculty and students.

How Do I Get Help?

For 24/7 technical support contact Instructure's Canvas Support directly via e-mail at Support or by phone hotlines for students at +1-844-747-2605 and for instructors at +1-833-890-4166.

Users can also chat with Canvas Support when logged in and clicking on the HELP question mark icon [?] at the bottom of the primary menu on the right side of the screen.

For pedagogical or learning design support for Canvas, schedule a consultation with a DLINQ team member.

For other Canvas questions and support, please submit a service request using the link on this page.

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