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Canvas ( is the University of Pittsburgh's enterprise Learning Management System. It provides the tools and features that enable faculty to deliver engaging course content to students, ready to support in-person, online and blended learning.



About This Service

Key Features

  • User-friendly interface: Canvas has a clean and intuitive interface that is easy to navigate for both students and instructors.
  • Mobile accessibility: Canvas can be accessed through a mobile app, allowing students and instructors to stay connected and engaged on-the-go.
  • Integration with other tools: Canvas seamlessly integrates with a variety of other tools and applications, such as Zoom, Google Drive, and Turnitin.

Getting and Using This Service

How do I access this service?

Additional resources for teaching are available at

How do I request this service?

Access to Canvas is automatically provisioned once an individual is associated with a class in the Student Information System (PeopleSoft) as a Student, Instructor, or Teaching Assistant. Once associated with a class in the Student Information System (PeopleSoft), access is typically provisioned within Canvas overnight Monday - Saturday. Updates made in PeopleSoft over the weekend may not be reflected in Canvas until overnight Sunday into Monday. 

Who can use this service?

Students, Faculty, Staff

Maximum Acceptable Data Class

Private - Moderate risk, confidential data – Disclosure may cause harm

Data Risk Classification

FERPA - Non-Directory Student Records
GLBA - Student Financial Information
HIPAA - Protected Health Information
NIST 800-171 - Controlled Unclassified Information
PCI DSS - Payment Card Information



Status of Service Offering

How do I get help?

Submit a ticket by clicking the Request Help button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

Alternate Support Process

  • Users can get support from the Canvas Help Menu.
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Related Articles (2)

This article provides information on the steps that must be taken to prepare a Canvas course so that the grades can be imported into the PeopleSoft Grade Roster
University Zoom meetings recorded to the cloud are integrated with Lecture Capture (Panopto), the University’s trusted service for storing and sharing recorded lectures, training sessions, demonstrations, and meetings. The upgrade also makes it easier for instructors to share recorded Zoom lectures with their students via the Panopto Course Navigation link in the Canvas course.


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