Canvas for students
Discover the University's virtual learning environment
Canvas is the University's virtual learning environment for teaching and learning.
Easy to use
Canvas is easy and intuitive to use. Depending on how your academic has set it up, you can use it to:
- access your course materials
- get feedback on your work
- start discussions and collaborate with other students or academics
- access your reading lists where available
New to Canvas? Take a look at our Student Welcome Pack to learn more and get useful hints and tips.
Help using Canvas
(Please note: if you need help with your course, contact your academic or course administrator.)
Help with Canvas is available by phone (+44 80 0060 8452, charges may apply) and chat 24/7, 365 days a year. More information is available via the ‘Help’ button on the Global Navigation menu once you are logged in.
You can also call University IT Services on 01865 (6)12345 with details of your requirements.
If you are having problems logging into Canvas, take a look at the 'Problems accessing Canvas' page.
For guidance with using Canvas, please see our Canvas Guides for Students, where you can find all the information you need to get started.
You should also visit our YouTube channel, where you can find a useful playlist of videos to help with the most important functions of Canvas.
Don’t forget to download the Canvas Student app for Android or iOS devices to access your courses on the go.
Help and support with studying remotely
If you are new to studying remotely or need help and advice with developing your study skills in a remote environment, please visit the University’s remote study page where you will find useful resources, videos, hints and tips.