Getting Started in Canvas

How do I get started in Canvas?

You can log in to Canvas by going to, following the Canvas link on the UNA website, or using the Mobile App. If you aren't sure how to start, take a look at the Canvas Resources (Orientation Course, Guides, Video Guides, Community Forums) and common issues below. If you need technical support, submit a help ticket in Canvas by going to the Help menu, then Report a Problem. UNA Canvas support should reply within one business day. Please note that you will receive support responses at your UNA email address, not inside Canvas. Correspondence received during university closures, holidays, and weekends may not be addressed until the next regularly scheduled business day at UNA. 

Canvas Resources
  1. Accessibility in Canvas
  2. Canvas Overview (video)
  3. Getting Started in Canvas in 10 Steps
  4. Student Guides
  5. Canvas Video Guides
  6. Canvas Community (Forums, Guides, Feature Requests)
  7. Canvas on Mobile Devices  The Canvas app is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. (see Supported Browsers above)

Common Canvas Questions/Actions

  1. How do I add a Profile picture?
  2. How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as a student?
  3. Setup Notifications--how you receive messages and announcements (email, SMS text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  4. Customize your course list to hide older courses.
  5. Subscribe to Calendar (OutlookGoogle CalendariCal, etc.)

Canvas Studio: Recording and Submitting Videos?

Using Office 365 and OneDrive with Canvas

As a UNA student, you have access to Office 365 and OneDrive. You can use both within Canvas.

More details about online testing will appear here.