Canvas Operations


Canvas is a cloud–based learning management system (LMS). As a cloud-based system, updates may be applied frequently with no downtime. Visit the What's New page to view impactful updates and access Canvas Release Notes.

Every course – section and their respective student enrollments are automatically populated into the LMS four times daily. Read more about Canvas MyMav Policies. Instructors may use Canvas to teach a fully online course or as a rich supplement to the on-campus classroom.

Faculty and staff have the ability to create content in Canvas that is not course-specific, or non-academic. These courses in Canvas are ideal for user groups that do not function in the typical classroom setting such as advising, tutoring, or sharing departmental resources. Learn more on Non-Academic courses.

Log in to Canvas

1. Log in at
2. Log in through UTA's homepage: and click on either "Students" or "Faculty/Staff" to locate the Canvas link. 

illustrates location of Student and Faculty links on the main UTA page

 illustrates location of Canvas button on Faculty Staff page