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
The July 17, 2021 Canvas Release discusses the addition of maintenance windows and the removal of deprecated features.
Canvas Deploy: terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility (July 21, 2021)
The July 21, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility features.
Canvas Deploy: Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility (July 7, 2021)
The July 7, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to exported Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility features.
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: