Canvas - Logging into Canvas




Canvas is Virginia Tech's learning management system (LMS). Instructors use Canvas to manage teaching materials like assignments, quizzes, feedback, and student grades. 

  • Official courses are automatically created in instructors' Canvas accounts.
  • Enrolled students are automatically added.
  • Instructors can reuse teaching materials by importing them to a new course site.
  • Canvas provides 24-7 support by phone (833-639-7621) and chat (click Help on any Canvas screen).

The Canvas Student Guide and the Canvas Instructor Guide have full instructions on using Canvas. These instructions are specific to Virginia Tech. To see other Canvas topics, please see Using Canvas at Virginia Tech (for Instructors) or Using Canvas at Virginia Tech (for Students).



Logging into Canvas

Use the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome to access Canvas. Virginia Tech advises using Google Chrome. The Canvas Guides list other supported browsers.

  1. Go to Canvas.
  2. Log in with your PID and PID password.

If you run into issues while trying to log in:

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Acceptable Use & Privacy Policy

When you first log into Canvas, the Terms of Use will appear. It will also appear if Instructure changes their Acceptable Use Policy.

After logging into Canvas for the first time:

  1. Check the I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy box.
  2. Click Submit.

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If you want to read the Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Policy again:

  1. Log into Canvas with your Virginia Tech PID and PID password.
  2. Click the Acceptable Use Policy or Privacy Agreement links at the bottom of the Canvas window.

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Getting Help

For instructions on resolving common issues with Canvas, see:

Instructure, the creators of Canvas, provide 24-7 Canvas support, including live chat and a support hotline.

To get Canvas help, click Support on any Canvas screen and choose from help options:

In Canvas, use the new Help Docs button located near the Support button that will provide quick access to a knowledge base located inside Canvas.

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