Canvas FAQ for Students

How do I login to Canvas as a student?  

  1. To access Canvas as a student, navigate to the UofM Canvas site (https://memphis.instructure.com/) and login with your UUID and Password. Note: Course content will be available by the first day of class.

What are the computer and other technical requirements?

  1. For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Canvas has an app for use on mobile devices Apple or Andriod.

How do I view Assignments as a student? 

  1. You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments page.

How do I use the Calendar as a student? 

  1. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the Scheduler, which is an optional scheduling tool in Canvas.

How do I use the Course Home Page as a student? 

  1. The Course Home Page helps you navigate your course and manage your coursework.

How do I view Discussions as a student?

  1. The Discussion Index page allows you to view all the discussions within a course.

How do I view all my courses as a student?

  1. After logging into Canvas, click Courses on the Canvas global navigation menu.

How do I view my grades?

  1. The Grades page in a course displays all current grades for all course assignments.

How do I use the Inbox as a student?

  1. The Inbox is split into two panels and displays messages chronologically.

What is the Passport to Canvas?

  1. CANV 0100, Passport to Canvas, is a course that all University of Memphis students have been administratively registered for Spring 2022. This course will provide resources on how to  use Canvas, our new Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas is where students can access class material in online classes and on-ground classes may also use Canvas to house learning materials. There are no credit hours or course fees associated with this course. There are no class days and times; students can log into this course at any time should they have questions.