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Canvas is Saint Mary’s new learning management system (LMS) that supports learning and teaching in all modalities whether it is in-person, hybrid, or online. It allows instructors and professors to post grades, information, and assignments online. Furthermore, students can collaborate on assignments and projects using a variety of tools in and out of the classroom. Check out the walkthrough to the right and more tutorials below!

Accessing Canvas

To access Canvas click the link below. Remember to log in you only use your username not the full email address. The password will be the same as your SMUMN password for email. 

When logged into Canvas your experience starts on the Dashboard where self-paced training courses are waiting for you. 

Students: check out Canvas at SMU

Faculty: check out Growing with Canvas

Canvas Updates & Testimonials

As courses begin to go live in Canvas check out the video to the right for what faculty and students are saying about their experiences. Click the link below to stay up to date with Canvas new and information. 

Instructor Resources

The links to the left are a variety of resources that will help guide your development of course materials. Remember to check out the trainings calendar on the link below to stay up to date with what Canvas can do!

Student Resources

Canvas provides the tools to support online learning in a variety of ways. This can range from structured learning pathways to dynamic, interactive virtual classrooms. How a course is presented online depends on the content and complexity of the learning material, and the delivery methodology used by the instructor.

As with any classroom, it is a changing environment – expect each module to apply different tools and techniques. Join in, ask questions, and participate as you would in any classroom.

Instructional Tech Updates & Resources

New Policies Section

New Policies Section

We’ve made a small change to the site that you should know about. Since people often seek out certain Saint Mary’s policies on the CELT site here, we decided to give those policies their own section! You can now reach the policies page very easily via the top menu. If you have a policy you think we should link up or one of our links is out of date, please let us know at

Come hear Dr. Annika Konrad speak on a Pedagogy of Interdependence

Come hear Dr. Annika Konrad speak on a Pedagogy of Interdependence

Access Services, Integratus, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will be welcoming Dr. Annika Konrad of Dartmouth College for a virtual talk on March 24 at 12:15pm and a virtual workshop for faculty on March 25 at 2pm. Both events will be on Zoom. The title of her talk will be, “Learning from Stories of Access Fatigue: Building Interdependence into Pedagogical Design”.

Canvas on your mind?

Canvas on your mind?

What are your peers and colleagues saying about their first experiences in Canvas? Check out the short video to hear what they have to say. As the university shifts to a single LMS and a common set of instructional technology tools feedback is essential. Like your...