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 Resources

Instructor Guide for Canvas

Are you teaching in Canvas? See the Getting Started guide or choose a checklist to see exactly what needs done in your course.

Have a specific question?

Find answers to frequently asked questions in the Instructor FAQ.

Mobile App

Grading via mobile app can often increase productivity through the use of the Canvas Speedgrader markup tools.

View the following resources:

Download the Canvas Teacher app: Android | iOS

Manage your Course

Canvas News & Updates

Known Issues archive

Zoom March 26, 2020 Some Zoom users are experiencing what is being called ‘Zoombombing,’  in which non-students join your Zoom session for the sole purpose of disrupting class. To address this problem, Zoom has recommendations

Archived Canvas News and Updates

Zoombombing [March 27, 2020] Other schools have reported that some Zoom and Webex users are experiencing what is being called ‘Zoombombing,’ in which non-students join a Zoom or Webex session for the sole purpose of

View these resources for an overview of Canvas functionalities.

Having trouble accessing Canvas? Try these steps before contacting Support.

Information for each of the learning and teaching apps approved for use at ISU. Includes getting started steps for each tool.

Help Button in Canvas

Need help? 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: