Canvas (learning platform)

Last changed: 05 April 2024

Here you will get help getting started with Canvas.

Manuals and videos

Canvas is a user-friendly tool. Take part of the manuals and movies to get started.

Canvas Student - an App for easier mobile navigation

The interface in Canvas is mobile friendly but if you often use Canvas on your smartphone, there's an app that makes it even easier to navigate Canvas.

Read more about the App here.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning platform, a web-based course environment, consisting of course rooms. The course room can be seen as a virtual classroom and is a good complement to traditional classroom education.

Canvas is a modern learning platform that easily integrates with other systems and services.

Canvas has four features:

  • Distributes materials, instructions, links and learning goals.
  • Submission of work safely.
  • Communication with your teacher and other students in the course.
  • Tools for evaluations and examns.

Access to Canvas

All SLU students have access to Canvas. However, the course leader in each course determines whether Canvas will be used in the course. Ask your course leader what applies to your course.

You log in to Canvas with your SLU account from the student web start page.

Your current courses are displayed on student dashboard. When the course is concluded it will be removed from the student dashboard but the course will still be accessible by clicking on "Courses" (the icon below Dashboard), "All courses" and it will be listed under "Past enrolments".


If you have questions about Canvas or need help, you can contact IT support that is SLU's own IT support.

Contact information for IT support can be seen below.


SLU IT-Servicedesk


Tel: 018-67 66 00

(+46-18-67 66 00 when calling from outside Sweden)

Open 08.00-16.00