""Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) used at UAB. Canvas simplifies teaching and learning by connecting the most frequently used digital tools in one place. Canvas provides a great place to create, organize, and implement course content, assignments, quizzes, discussions, files, and more.

How to Access Canvas

Faculty and students can login to Canvas using their BlazerID.


Canvas Teacher Mobile App

Canvas Student Mobile App




Getting Started

Course Building, Managing, and Settings





Why can I not access/see my Canvas course?

There may be a few reasons you cannot access your course:

  • The course is not selected to show on your dashboard.
  • The course has not opened yet.
  • The instructor has not published the course yet.
  • Access to concluded courses may be restricted by your program.
  • If you just enrolled in the course, please allow 24 hours to process.

What are the computer and web browser requirements?

We recommend Google Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

How can I request to add users/course copy/cross-list sections?

Users can contact their School/College Canvas Admin or use the Canvas Request form below.

Why do I get an error when trying to access Canvas?

  • Please allow 24 hours for enrollment/appointment to process.
  • Faculty and students accessing academic courses should use their BlazerID and Strong Password. Visit BlazerID Central for help with your BlazerID or to change your password.
  • If you still have problems, call the Canvas Support Hotline:
    • Students: (855) 778-9969
    • Faculty: (833) 519-8477

Instructor Training


Group, one-on-one, or virtual sessions are available to faculty.

Technical Support

Canvas Support is available 24/7 365 days a year. Each of the below support options are also available from the Help button on the far left global navigation menu when logged into Canvas.