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What is Canvas?

Canvas is the university learning management system (LMS) and the online center of your academic work. Canvas easily connects instructors and students and is used to manage active enrollments and assignment submissions, monitor grades, share course documents, and contain course and institutional syllabus information. Canvas provides more modern, mobile, and user-friendly features for collaboration, engagement, and assessment. Canvas also allows us to integrate our digital and academic lives without sacrificing the privacy of either. Visit the Canvas Resource Hub to learn more. 


Single Sign-On (SSO)

Non-SSO &
Temporary Accounts 

Canvas by Instructure

Click this link non-SSO


Why should I use Canvas?

Canvas is widely used across the university for both academic and organizational purposes. In order to maintain a consistent experience for students, we recommend that all faculty use Canvas for:

  • Canvas Gradebook (Grades)
  • Post a syllabus
  • Inbox/Conversations

Most departments at Tulane require faculty to maintain a Canvas site for each course section. We recommend each course site includes a course home page, current grades, the course syllabus, and instructor contact information.

Where do I go for help with the LMS? 

Quick Reference Guide & Training - Click the link to access the guides linked to the academic tech resource hub and to register for training. Workshops are both in-person and online as well as offered in small- or large-group formats as requested for specific departments. 

Troubleshooting and Support - Have questions or experiencing an issue with your LMS? Login to submit a ticket or call 504-862-8888.

Assessments using Respondus LockDown Browser

If your Canvas assessment requires Respondus LockDown Browser, please use the following links to log in to your course and access the assessment.
If you are using a regular Tulane SSO login, then select Tulane Users. If you are using another assigned login, then select Tulane Non-SSO Users.

Questions about Respondus? Click this link to visit the Respondus resource hub.