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Canvas Conferences Tool

Canvas Conferences Information - The Conferences page allows you to view all the conferences within a course. If your instructor is using this tool within Canvas click here for more information.

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.

To see the many additional features Click Here

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

iOS Phone 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.

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.

Canvas gives users the ability to receive a variety of different notifications via email, text message. 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.

Canvas Student Quickstart Guide
Canvas Student Quickstart Guide - pdf

Guía del Estudiante de Canvas - Table of Contents

Canvas Student Guide 
Canvas Student Video Guides

Getting Started

Canvas Login – Use your MEID and password.




Conversations – The Canvas email system.






Rich Text Editor