Computers and Browsers

For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

Canvas only requires an operating system that can run the latest compatible web browsers. Your computer operating system should be kept up to date with the latest recommended security updates and upgrades.

Supported Browsers

Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:

  • Chrome 90 and 91
  • Firefox 88 and 89 (Extended releases are not supported*)
  • Edge 90 and 91
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 13 and 14 (Macintosh only)

Find more information on Computer and Browser information.

Getting Started

Access your Canvas dashboard.

Mobile App

Canvas Student allows students to access their courses and groups using a mobile device. Students can submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and course material. They can also access course calendars, To Do items, notifications, and Conversations messages.

Canvas Student requires a Canvas account and is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Learn how to access Canvas on your Android device.
Learn how to access Canvas on your iOS device.


As a student, you'll need to know how to access your course announcements, assignments, and grades; submit assignments and quizzes; use Calendar, Chat, Conferences, and more.

Check out the Canvas Student Guide Table of Contents for How To's on those features and many other available in Canvas.

Support and Troubleshooting

Students can get help with Canvas by using the Help menu. The Help menu generates a list of resources to help you with Canvas. Canvas displays links according to roles in all enrollments. For instance, if you are a student who had one course with an instructor-based role, the Help menu will show you links available to the student and instructors.

Learn more about Support for Students.
Students can also access the Troubleshooting Guide if they’re having trouble logging into the Canvas Student App, accessing assignments, submitting a quiz, joining a Zoom meeting, and much more.

Learn more about the Troubleshooting Guide.

For technical support, contact Technology Services Help Desk at or get 24/7 Instructure Live Support.


Want more information?

For the most comprehensive information, download the Canvas Student Getting Started Guide.

Source: Canvas Website