Canvas Overview

Canvas serves as the Learning Management System (LMS) for CAU. Canvas is a dynamic and intuitive LMS designed to facilitate a seamless educational experience. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, Canvas empowers educators and learners to collaborate, engage, and excel. 


Students use Canvas to access course materials, assessments, communicate with professors, and more.  

How to Access Canvas

Web Browser 
    1. Go to
    2. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage. Select “MyCAU”.
    3. Sign into MyCAU using your CAU Email Address and password
    4. Complete the authentication process
    5. After logging into MyCAU, you will gain access to essential applications including Canvas, BannerWeb, Outlook Email, OneDrive, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and more.

Download the Canvas Mobile App

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here to learn more about CAU Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Registration. 

Desktop Browsers 

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  • Chrome 118 and 119 
  • Firefox 118 and 119 
  • Edge 118 and 119 
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser 
  • Safari 16 and 17 


Mobile Browsers 

View limited support guidelines 

  • Latest version of Safari (iOS) and Chrome (Android) 


Canvas Mobile Apps 

  • Android 8.0 or later 
  • iOS 15.0 or later 


Review your schedule in the Panther Portal to ensure that you are enrolled in the course(s). Should it not be visible, please reach out to the Registrar’s office. If the course is visible in Panther Portal and not appearing in Canvas, please submit a help desk ticket to for further assistance


CAU’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a link to the university network from off-campus, allowing access to resources that are specifically accessible within this network. Click Here for more information. 

Please ensure that the courses you are assigned to teach are listed correctly in the Panther Portal. If you find any discrepancies between your Canvas courses and your Banner (Panther Portal) schedule, please reach out to the Registrar’s office for assistance. For further support, you can also submit a help desk ticket to



The Center for Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Engagement (CITLE) aims to enhance faculty involvement in innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship to align with the University’s undergraduate curriculum goals. This initiative focuses on providing professional development activities that bolster CAU’s academic and online programs, promote innovative teaching among faculty, facilitate scholarship opportunities, and encourage engagement in major and career pathway explorations. CITLE is dedicated to advancing teaching best practices and fostering transformative, research-based learning. 


Explore CITLE’s Programming and Professional Development Opportunities Here. 


Canvas technical support is available 24/7. Support is provided by the OITC Help Desk and the Canvas Instructure support team. The OITC Help Desk can be reached by: 

  • Phone: 404-880-6482 (OITC) 

Please be sure to thoroughly describe your issue. Include: 

  • Your 900# 
  • Your phone number  
  • An alternate email address if your issue is related to CAU email access 
  • A detailed description of any error message or a screenshot if possible 

Canvas Instructure Support

The Canvas Instructure team provides support via phone or chat session.   

Faculty: 1-833-297-7434 
Students: 1-833-297-7435 

Faculty Chat Support 
Student Chat Support  


Canvas Support

Faculty: 1-833-297-7434 
Students: 1-833-297-7435

Canvas Help Button

The resources above are also available within Canvas by selecting the Help Button. 

For more information or support with Canvas, or contact the Office of Information Technology and Communications.