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Canvas at UIW

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) for the University of the Incarnate Word and provides instructors with the means to establish an online presence and distribute learning materials through one convenient platform. By using Canvas, instructors can communicate with their students, create learning modules, distribute instructional materials, host discussions, grade assignments, provide feedback on instruction, and much more.

Follow the resources on this page to get started with Canvas and learn how to make the most out of your Canvas course. This page is meant for instructors, if you are a student visit the Learning with Canvas webpage.

How do I access Canvas?

  1. Login to Cardinal Apps with your UIW email and password.
  2. Find the 'Canvas LMS' app within the Popular Apps, UIW Apps, or Apps tab.

Note: If you cannot login to Cardinal Apps or haven't received a proper UIW email and password, please contact the UIW Help Desk at or (210) 829-2721

Getting Started with Canvas

Where to start: Highlights and Best Practices Open
Request a Sandbox Open
Personalize the UIW Canvas Blueprint: Minimal Use Requirements Open
The Canvas Basics: Introductory Training and Refresher Resources Open
How to Build a Canvas Course: 5 Step Process Open
Download the Canvas Teacher Mobile App Open

Additional Canvas Resources

Canvas Studio Open
How to Cross-list Courses in Canvas Open
How to Copy Course Content Open
Useful Resources to Provide for Students Open
Using the Respondus LockDown Browser Open
What's New in Canvas? Open

Canvas and Media Storage

How Do I Upload my Stuff? Open
Do I Have a Storage Limit? Open
What to Do About Large Files Open

Semester Checklists

Start of Semester Checklist

End of Semester Checklist