Canvas @ Illinois

About this service

Description Extensible Learning Management System (LMS) built and hosted by Instructure to deliver online learning and associated resources and tools.
Other names Canvas, Illinois Canvas
Documentation links
Features and tools Discussions, Assignments, Assessments, Grades, Notifications, Calendar, Mobile App, and Collaboration.  CIDILabs DesignPLUS provides a simpler way to customize their Canvas course spaces without having to manually edit Javascript or CSS information.

Getting and using this service

Who can use the service
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Undergrad Students
  • Grad/Professional Students
  • UniHigh
  • Departments
How to get the service All Illinois Urbana campus members can request a course space on Canvas for just about any use.  Please see for instructions on how to request a space.
Cost There is no charge to use the Canvas LMS. Some courses may charge or pass on a fee to use an integration or learning tool that is external to Canvas.
Usage constraints
  • Course storage quota: 10GB; Per-user quota: 200MB
  • Canvas has been approved by Privacy/Security to host sensitive educational data.

Support and Hours

How to get help Users can either chat or call Instructure for Canvas-specific questions. For Illinois-specific questions, please contact the Tech Services. Help Desk at
Training and consulting opportunities
Maintenance hours The first and third Thursdays of every month between 1:05 a.m. and 3:05 a.m. CT
Lifecycle stage Production
Provided by Technology Services


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