• Canvas Resources

    Canvas is Seattle University's Learning Management System (LMS). 

    In-Person Workshops, Advanced Labs, Consultations & Self-Paced Online Training

    Support is available to faculty for efficient and engaging use of Canvas. Please go to the Seattle University Canvas Help Center to sign up for in-person small group introductory workshops, special labs covering advanced uses of Canvas, and individual consultations to address specific needs. A self-paced online training course is also available for faculty.

    Faculty / Student Online Guides & Videos

    Online guides and videos for Canvas are continually updated for “just in time” answers and support. Please see the Seattle University Canvas Help Center for more information. 

    Technical Requirements

    Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android or any other system with a modern web browser. Please see the Canvas Requirements for more information.

    • Recommended Browsers:
      • Chrome 35
      • Safari 7
      • FireFox 30
      • Internet Explorer 11 (Windows XP users cannot upgrade to latest version of Internet Explorer; users are recommended to install Chrome or Firefox). 
    • Recommended Plugins
      • Javascript is required for Canvas; most browsers have Javascript enabled by default
      • Flash is required for many Canvas features including file uploading and multimedia recording

    If your system does not meet these requirements, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (206) 296-5571 or toll-free (855) 501-0858 or send an email to for assistance.

    Logging In

    To log in, go to and enter your full Seattle University email address ( and password.

    Preparation Spaces

    Upon login, faculty will see a “Prep Space” course listed with other courses for which they have access. Faculty can use their own personal “Prep Space” managed account as a sandbox to experiment or to build course materials for future courses. More information can be found on the SU Canvas Help Center under Getting Started.

    Canvas Links