Canvas is a web-based learning management system, or LMS. It is used by instructors and students to access and manage online course learning materials. Whether your course is in-person, hybrid, or online you will have access to a Canvas course shell for that course.

Instructors may create and share course content using AssignmentsDiscussionsModulesQuizzes, and Pages. Depending on course settings, students can access these areas in Canvas to find learning materials and interact with other instructors and students in the course.

Important Resources

Training & Support


TIPS is offering several opportunities to learn more about Canvas. Join one of our group training sessions or schedule a one-on-one with our team for more guidance with creating course content, creating quizzes, creating assignments, and troubleshooting issues within Canvas. Canvas training sessions are typically offered at the beginning of each semester. Check the TIPS calendar to see upcoming training sessions.

University Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Division for Teaching Innovation and Program Strategy (TIPS)

CU Denver

City Heights/Learning Commons

1191 Larimer St

3rd Floor Learning Commons

Denver, CO 80204