Where and how can I access Canvas?
You can find Canvas at canvas.utwente.nl. You can login with your ICT account (this applies to every employee and student of the university)
Can I use Canvas on my mobile device?
Sure, you can use Canvas on mobile devices. You can use the Canvas app 'Canvas by Instructure'. The app is available for Android and iOS. The app does not provide you with all the features that Canvas has to offer on a regular web browser.
Why the switch to Canvas?
The university has to comply to legal regulations. That meant that we had to carry out a European tender procedure for our Learning Management System in 2016. The winner of this tender was Instructure, with their product Canvas.
What are the benefits of Canvas?
Canvas has a modern user interface and is more intuitive. Therefore we expect that users will find the system more enjoyable and easier to use. While Canvas certainly offers flexibility to lecturers, we expect that the set-up of courses will become more consistent for students. Furthermore, Canvas has more innovative functions such as recording audio and video as feedback. It also offers extensive options for group collaboration. By default, integration with over 200 external tools is possible.