Recent Updates

  • Updated on: May 17, 2024

    What is Canvas?

  • Updated on: May 17, 2024

    What are Profile and User Settings?

    Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas.

    If you want to view a video about personal settings, you can watch the User Settings and Profile Picture video.

    Note: Your institution may restrict one or more settings options.

  • Updated on: May 17, 2024

    What are What-If Grades?

    What-If Grades allow students to calculate their total grade by entering hypothetical grades for assignments. Only students can enter and view What-If scores. Learn how students use What-If Scores.


    • If Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in your course and users cannot view total grades, or if you have hidden student grade totals in Course Settings, students cannot view their current or total grade in the student Grades page.
    • Currently instructors cannot create hypothetical scores for students like What-If scores. However, you can view current and total scores for students by viewing the Student Interactions Report.
  • Updated on: May 17, 2024

    What is the Canvas Student app?

  • Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

  • Every institution (or school) uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Institutions follow a URL structure of [your institution name] or canvas.[your institution name].edu. This URL is required to access Canvas mobile apps.

    Many of the mobile apps allow you to search for your institution or school district directly on the app login page. However, if you cannot locate your institution in the app search list, this lesson shows you how to locate your institution's URL.

    Note: The URL for Canvas Network is The URL for Free-For-Teachers (FFT) accounts is

  • Updated on: May 17, 2024

    How do I contact Canvas Support?

  • Updated on: May 17, 2024

    What are Collaborations?

    Canvas leverages collaborative technology to allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time. Collaborative documents are saved in real-time, meaning a change made by any of its users will be immediately visible to everyone.