Learning Management System Transition: Canvas Information for Students

Canvas: A new learning experience is here

In spring 2023, UMass Amherst selected as Canvas the official learning management system (LMS) for on-campus and online courses. Some courses are taught in Canvas this fall.

Canvas offers some key benefits for our campus community, including an easy-to-use mobile app, a more accessible and inclusive experience, and a reliable system which connects to other technologies you use at UMass Amherst.

Sign in to Canvas

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Canvas: Your new toolbox for learning

Canvas offers new tools and connects with technologies you already use to create an accessible and inclusive learning experience, centered on ease of use.

Track your tasks for your courses in one place. Move seamlessly to Zoom or Microsoft Teams and back to Canvas.

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Learn more about Canvas for students

Canvas FAQ for Students

Learn your way: Canvas mobile app

Access your courses from any device, anywhere.

Canvas makes it easier to access your courses on the go with the Canvas Student mobile app on iPhone/iPad and Android.

  • View grades and course content
  • Submit assignments
  • Keep track of course work with to-do list and calendar

Learn more about the Canvas student app

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NameCoach: Pronunciations where you need them

New for Fall 2023, UMass Amherst students have access to NameCoach, an easy-to-use tool for recording and sharing name pronunciations. Log in to Canvas to get started!

Learn more about NameCoach

How to Access NameCoach in Canvas