Canvas Information

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General Information

What is Canvas? - Learn more about this 21st century, revolutionary learning management system.

Which browsers does Canvas support? - Canvas supports the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, as well as the mobile versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? - Canvas will work on a wide variety of computer systems, but it works best to have a computer that is no more than 3-5 years old.

Will Canvas work on my mobile device? - Canvas is available in the iOS App Store and on Google Play. The Canvas Student app (iOS, Android) allows students to access their Canvas courses on the go. The Canvas Teacher app (iOS, Android) allows instructors to facilitate their Canvas courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom.

How do I enter a custom grading schema? - By default, a grading schema is added to all courses in Canvas. A tutorial is linked here to watch.

How do I upload final grades from Canvas to Joe'SS? - The grade export tool is available to use in Canvas. This allows you to take your midterm and final grades from Canvas and import them into Joe'SS. Here is a video of the process.


Canvas has many resources to help students and instructors get started using Canvas.

These resources are complemented by our own Canvas Video Tutorials.

You can also contact the Instructional Design team directly for any assistance you may need when using Canvas.


The Canvas Community is home to many guides on the features of Canvas as well as a place to give ideas for the future of Canvas, find answers in the guides provided by Canvas, ask questions of fellow users of Canvas, and join groups to share information about what you have learned about Canvas.