Canvas: Introduction

Canvas: Introduction

Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) UNCSA provides to host course lessons, materials, interaction, and assessment in an online environment.

  • Each UNCSA course generates a Canvas course and populates your student roster.
  • Canvas courses can be modified to reflect student needs and current course focus.
  • Your Canvas courses can be exported for future use at UNCSA or other institutions hosting an LMS capable of importing your exported course.

Canvas Support

UNCSA Canvas Login using Single Sign-On (SSO)

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the login link for Faculty/Staff/Students.
  3. Select your UNCSA email address or choose “Use another account” and enter your UNCSA email address.
  4. Enter your UNCSA email password.

Please contact or if you have difficulty logging into Canvas.

Here are some common mistakes that sometimes occur in that process:

  • Going to the wrong URL, such as instead of the UNCSA Canvas page
  • "Clutter" or "spam" features in the email software preventing the password reset message from being delivered to the inbox. You can turn Outlook's "Focus" and "Clutter" features on or off.

Canvas Features

Where can I see Canvas features in use?