Canvas Students

Welcome to Canvas!

We are excited to share this new learning management system with you, as Canvas offers an intuitive interface design and easy navigation, integrates a number of apps and programs, allows for video chat for feedback from your instructor and student responses, integrates with Outlook 365, offers a highly functional mobile interface, and 24/7 user support to students, via phone or chat.

The Canvas Student page offers students an online training course that takes you step-by-step through critical tasks such as submitting assignments, viewing grades, using discussion boards and taking tests and quizzes. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this Canvas Student Orientation training course before the start of their organized Summer and/or Fall courses.  

We also wish to share the excellent support offered by Canvas 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year.  UTA students can chat or call a Canvas expert, and the expert can log in and view your screen and walk you through any issues in real time.  Canvas Help is available on your Canvas Dashboard menu as indicated by the ? icon.  

Please see the Training for Students link on this site to learn how to log into Canvas, how to update your profile and start navigating this new system.  Should you have problems logging in (forgot Net ID and password,  password will not work or receiving an error message), please contact UTA's IT services at

Important points to remember:

  • If your course will be taught in Canvas in Summer 2019, your instructor will inform you via UTA email. Please be sure you are checking your Mav mail account.
  • All Fall 2019 courses will be taught in Canvas as Blackboard will be decommissioned.
  • Plagiarism tools, Respondus Lockdown, Echo 360, and textbook publisher tools have all been integrated into Canvas.

Please be sure to download the Canvas app on your phone as it offers a very robust experience and will allow you to access your course work anywhere, and any time. We look forward to hearing your feedback. Please contact the UTA Canvas Team at with your questions and welcome to Canvas!

- UTA's Canvas Team

Students Training materials:

The following training materials will assist Students to access and manage courses in Canvas. A number of options are also available for accessing help as you engage with the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS):

Canvas Community

A large online community that posts answers to questions, tutorials and other resources available to all Canvas users. Access through your Canvas Dashboard.

Canvas Help

24/7 assistance via chat or phone 1-855-597-3401. You can click the help icon on your Canvas Dashboard to access these resources.

CDE Student Resources

UTA Helpdesk

For issues regarding access to Canvas, contact the helpdesk at 817.272.2208 or submit request

Submit Request

Canvas Mobile App

To know how to use Canvas Student Mobile App, click on Learn More

Learn More