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Canvas at UC San Diego

Canvas is the campus's official Learning Management System (LMS) for activities such as maintaining an online grade book, providing online course content, conducting online quizzes and examinations, and more.

All instructors have the option of conducting their course through this platform, through the use of their Active Directory (AD) credentials at

Get to Know Canvas

Take a Look

Prior to the beginning of the term, the instructor of record will have a course shell that is automatically provisioned for them. This means that they will have an empty course shell to design and structure their course content.

See How Canvas Courses Can Be Designed

Get Training

To help instructors prepare for teaching using Canvas, multiple training sessions were recorded in March and April 2020. The training sessions linked below cover the Canvas features and functions you'll need to teach your course using Canvas.

Watch Recordings

Start Building

The EdTech Support Team has put together checklists to help you set up your course in Canvas, prepare to launch your course, and successfully close out your course at the end of each term.

View Checklists