Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee to manage online class content. Depending on the format of a course, instructors may use Canvas to distribute lecture materials, assignments, exams, grades, and/or course announcements.
How to Access Canvas
- Navigate to the MyUSF web portal.
- Login using your USF NetID and password (if you have not yet activated your NetID, or need to recover your password, you may do so at the NetID Services webpage).
- After you have logged in, select “Canvas” under the “Learning & Teaching Tools” drop-down
- Alternatively, you may access Canvas directly at usflearn.instructure.com.
Learning to Use Canvas
Getting Started with Canvas as a Student — This collection of tutorials provides new students with an overview of essential Canvas features.
Canvas Student Guides — All of the Instructure produced Canvas tutorials for students can be accessed here.
Getting Started with Canvas as an Instructor — This collection of tutorials provides new instructors with an overview of essential Canvas features.
Canvas Instructor Guides — All of the Instructure produced Canvas tutorials for instructors can be accessed here.
Web Browser Recommendations
The E-Learning Services department recommends that students and faculty utilize the Google Chrome web browser to access Canvas and related programs. While Canvas supports all modern web browsers (including Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari), we have found that Chrome users encounter the fewest number of issues viewing and managing their online course content.
Note: Canvas does not support Internet Explorer on Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Mobile Apps for Canvas