The UAB Canvas User Group’s purpose is to help consolidate Canvas support information and feature requests. Instructors can post their questions to the group for additional help and discussions. Users can choose to follow the group’s activity in their email inbox to stay up-to-date with all things Canvas. We also welcome users to post ideas or features they would like Canvas to add. Feature requests are voted on internally in the group. Requests with a majority of the community's support are submitted to Canvas as an official feature request.

How to Request Access


Create a Jive account

  1. Log in to your UAB Canvas account in a web browser. In another tab, visit
  2. Username (A) should autofill with Blazer email.
  3. Fill out First (B) and Last (C) name.
  4. Click Login (D).

jive account

Request to Join UAB Canvas Group

  1. Go to
  2. Click Request to Join (A).
  3. A moderator of the group will accept your request within 24 hours.

 join uab canvas group

Navigating the Forum


Overview Page

  1. Click the Overview (A) tab on the top navigation bar.
  2. Links to Actions (B) that can be taken to participate in the group are found at the top left of the page.
  3. The Top Participants (C) are listed at the bottom left of the page.
  4. All the group’s activity will be listed chronologically with the most Recent Activity (D) first.
    1. Click on any activity to see more information.
  5. Links to Answered Questions (E) are listed at the top right of the page.
    1. Make sure to check these out before posting a question.
  6. Links to any Unanswered Questions (F) are listed under answered questions.
    1. Click the title of the question to see the discussion or comment on the question.
  7. Links to Top Ideas (G) are listed at the bottom right.
    1. These are ideas that have been voted on the most by the group.

overview page 

Content Page

  1. Click the Content (A) tab on the top navigation bar.
  2. Links to Actions (B) is on the left side of the page.
    1. This is where members can participate by asking a question, starting a discussion, writing a blog post, or by sharing an idea.
  3. The displayed content can be filtered by Content type (C) by clicking the desired type.
  4. Other Filter options (D) are listed below content types.
  5. All Content relevant to the filter criteria will display in the main viewing area (E).
    1. Title and Author text are clickable links to referenced content.
  6. The view of content can be toggled between Thumbnail (F) and Detail (G) display

 content page

People Page

  1. Click the People (A) Tab on the top navigation bar.
  2. Click to see Members or Followers (B) at the top left of the page.
  3. The Group Owners are listed on the left as well.
    1. The names of the owners are clickable links that lead to their profile page.
  4. The list of people can be Sorted or Filtered at the top (D).
  5. The list of People (E) is displayed in the main viewing area.
  6. Click Follow (F) to be notified when there is any activity involving this person.
    1. You can click there again to unfollow that person.
  7. Click the Settings Cog (G) to send a message to that person.
  8. The view of content can be toggled between Thumbnail (H) and Detail (I) display.

 people page