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.
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
Use the ISU-created Global Course Administration tool to manage multiple course settings. Specific tools include:
Use the ISU Admin Tools to manage specific items within each course:
Online Learner Support
- Guidance for Students: COVID-19
- ISU Computer Requirement
- Technical Support
- Canvas Support
- Accessibility and Accommodations
- Improve Your Academic Success
- Promote and Preserve Academic Integrity
- Enhance and Cultivate Inclusion at ISU
- Religious Accommodation
- Stay Safe at Iowa State
- Netiquette at ISU
- Your Well-Being
- Know where to go for help
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
The ISU Learning Technology Change Advisory Board continues to monitor the progress and development of the Canvas New Quizzes tool.
In the October 17, 2020 Canvas Release, the Global Navigation Menu includes a Recent History link, the user-level Notifications page has been updated, and the MathJax JS library has been improved to render equations in a more accessible format.
In the October 7, 2020 Canvas Deploy, the word “Assignment” has been replaced with “Artifact” in the Gradebook history, the Add Group window has an updated design, and the hidden label is not displayed in the grade detail tray of anonymously graded assignments.
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: