Canvas for Students

About Canvas

Canvas is the online space for all current UM-Dearborn courses.  In Canvas, you may have access to the course syllabus, assignments, discussions, files, conferences and more.  The content and features available for each course are determined by the Instructor, so some courses may have almost all material available on Canvas while other courses may not utilize Canvas at all.

Getting Started With Canvas

Students using Canvas for the first time may want to view the Canvas Overview video to get familiar with basic use on Canvas (including the dashboard screen, finding a course site, viewing reminders, and more).

For questions or help using a specific Canvas feature, the Canvas Guide for Students (arranged by Canvas Tool) may contain the information you need.  In addition to the web guides, there are also some Video Guides available on select common topics.

Quick Help for Students

Course Content: If you have any questions about the content in a specific Canvas course, please contact the instructor.

Can't see courses or receive a "no account found" error: Either of these problems mean your registration or account info has not yet been passed to canvas. Please be aware that it can take up to 48 hours after you register for a class for access to Canvas to begin (this can be even longer for newly admitted students, as your login account and other settings have to be created and distributed among multiple systems before Canvas can function correctly). In addition, information is only transferred starting 8 weeks before the start of a semester (so students registering in May for the Fall semester may not have their Canvas account available until Mid-July).  Once you have access to Canvas, you still will not be able to get into an individual course until the week before the semester starts (at the earliest).

Password Problems: If you are having username/password issues logging in to Canvas, please contact the ITS helpdesk.

Other technical issues: If you run into any technical problems using Canvas, please refer to our Canvas Help and Support page.

Summer 2017 Important Canvas Dates

May 1 2017 - Some Summer/Summer I Canvas courses may become available, if the professor has chosen to make the course content available early.

May 8 2017 - All Summer/Summer I Canvas courses will be available to registered students.

June 28 2017 - All Summer I assignments or other work in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu). Please note: professors may have earlier due dates, but no later than 11:59pm on this day. Always consult the course syllabus for accurate due dates.

June 28 2017 - Some Summer II Canvas courses may become available, if the professor has chosen to make the course content available early.

July 5 2017 - All Summer II Canvas courses will be available to registered students.

August 25 2017 - All Summer/Summer II assignments or other work in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu). Please note: professors may have earlier due dates, but no later than 11:59pm on this day. Always consult the course syllabus for accurate due dates.

Fall 2017 Important Canvas Dates

August 30 2017 - Some Canvas courses may become available, if the professor has chosen to make the course content available early.

September 6 2017 - All Canvas courses will be available to registered students.

December 20 2017 - All assignments or other work in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu). Please note: professors may have earlier due dates, but no later than 11:59pm on this date. Always consult the course syllabus for accurate due dates.