Canvas is the primary learning management system (LMS) at Iowa State University. It gives you the ability to quickly share course materials and provides easy-to-use tools for communication and collaboration between students, instructors, and teaching assistants.
Are you using Canvas for the first time?
Follow the steps on this Getting Started with Canvas guide to check your browser, access Canvas at Iowa State, and explore Canvas Overview videos or essential guides.
Instructor Guide for Canvas
Manage your Course
- Manage Additional People or Add Users
- Manage Sections
- Additional Course Settings (Canvas)
- Submit Grades
- Manage Incomplete Students
Online Learner Support
Access a variety of ISU resources, services, and more on the Learner Support page.
Find information for each of the learning and teaching apps approved for use at Iowa State University. Each page includes getting started steps for instructors and students, online documentation and support resources.
News & Updates
In this Studio release (March 30), Chromebook users can seamlessly capture their screen or webcam and upload their video to Studio.
The April 17, 2021 Canvas Release includes updates to Course Availability Date Enhancements. Instructors can now choose to use term or course start and end dates via a dropdown in the course settings. Term dates specified by the institution are now visible in this same location.
Canvas Deploy: Gradebook tooltip, delayed announcements, external apps and assignment scores (April 14, 2021)
The April 14, 2021 Canvas Deploy addresses feature and bug fixes for Gradebook tooltips, delayed announcements and the Safari browser, and external apps (LTI) and Complete/Incomplete assignment types.
Having trouble accessing Canvas? Try these troubleshooting steps before contacting Canvas Support.
Contact 24/7 Canvas Support
All 24/7 support options may be found by clicking the ?Help icon (found in the red, left-hand navigation bar in Canvas) to access the support available to you: