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Canvas Resources and Support

Canvas LMS

Canvas LoginUse your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID) and password

PVCC Student Campus Resources

Canvas is a Learning Management System developed by Instructure, Inc. Canvas allows instructors to share course content, integrate multimedia, course communication, student assessments (quizzes, assignments, surveys, portfolios), and student grades to create a cohesive, connected virtual space for your class.

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Browser Recommendations

Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, & Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. It is highly recommended updating to the newest version of whatever browser, you are using, (Firefox, Safari, and Chrome work the best), as well as the most up-to-date Flash plug-in. Internet Explorer is not recommended. For more information about supported browsers, required components (Flash and Java), and browser privacy settings/security, clearing browser cache, visit;

Mobile Devices

Which browser does Canvas support?

Android Phone Guide

Android Tablet Guide

iOS Phone Guide

iOS Tablet Guide

Every school uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Maricopa's URL is
The URL is required to access Canvas mobile apps.

Help and support

Need Support?
Please do not call Canvas Instructure directly

Contact the Maricopa Community College’s Help Desk at 1-888-994-4433 available 24/7.

Live Chat with Maricopa's Canvas Technical Support

Canvas Guides

Canvas Release Notes

"Change is good” is the motto for Canvas.  Enhancements or changes to the system will take place every 3 weeks, without the system being down. This allows Canvas to improve regularly and not wait for upgrades to add new features. Release notes are posted to the Canvas website three weeks in advance. View Canvas Release Notes

Profile Settings & Notification Preferences - ALL Users

Notification Preferences allow users to select how and when they want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications and Settings are applied to all your courses in Canvas.

How do Notification Preferences Work?
Notification Settings Video
Profile and User Settings
Profile and User Settings Video

Canvas gives users the ability to receive a variety of different notifications via email, text message, or other Registered Services. Users can also set different levels of frequency for each type of notification Canvas offers. Students may wish to receive grade change Notifications via SMS text messaging. Instructors, on the other hand, may prefer to receive a daily digest of class activity via email only. Notification Preferences can be adjusted at any point during a course. View a video about Notification

Click the headings below to find additional Canvas Guides and Tips for Students and Faculty.

Canvas Instructor Quickstart Guide
Canvas Instructor Quickstart Guide - pdf

Canvas Instructor Quickstart Guide (Spanish)
Canvas Instructor Quickstart Guide (Spanish) - pdf

Getting Started in a Canvas Course

Sample Courses

Canvas Best Practice Webinar Archive

Canvas Community Forums

Canvas Blogs

Making Sense of Canvas Terminology

Instructure Canvas Instructor Video Guides (All)

Getting Started
Canvas Login – Use your MEID and password.

Note: Instructors cannot add students. This is done automatically by the SIS system.




Conversations – The Canvas email system






Home Page






Rich Content Editor

Rubrics and Outcomes