Learning Management System (LMS) - Canvas

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Canvas logoCanvas (by Instructure) is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is currently used by more than 700 colleges and universities around the world. Canvas is the LMS at all four of the University of Nebraska campuses (UNK, UNL, UNMC, UNO).

Benefits & Features

Canvas provides a set of tools focused on improving teaching and learning through a modern interface, and the ability to extend the platform to outside tools and systems.

Getting Started

Canvas provided:

Student guides and resources
Faculty guides and resources

Support/Training Information:

Login to Canvas, go to “Help” in the left side navigation pane, locate your campus support or training information.


All active NU students and faculty. Accounts are automatically created after the first time the user logs in.


There is no charge for this service, which is considered a common-good service.


Please refer to the responsible use policy.


Support for any Canvas user is available 24x7 through phone, chat or e-mail. To use this support:

  1. Login to Canvas
  2. Click 'Help' (question mark icon)
  3. Select the type of help you want to use


For the most efficient support experience, please submit a ticket using the request form on this page. Alternatively, contact your campus Help Center location via email, by phone, or in person.