Canvas is a learning management system (LMS), where instructors and other departments on campus may put materials for students to access.

Not all instructors will use Canvas and the uses will vary. If you’re ever concerned about your Canvas course, contact your instructor.

  • Access Canvas through the mySPU link on the SPU home page or by going to
  • Introduction to Canvas: SPU’s Learning Management System
  • Student Resources include tutorials and more to help students with Canvas and other educational technologies used in class for projects or other learning.)

Having trouble with Canvas?

Contact CIS HelpDesk with all log-in issues.

If you have trouble using Canvas, check out the Student Canvas Guides first. If that doesn’t resolve your issue, contact your instructor and/or create a ticket within Canvas.