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Canvas is Lund Universitys university wide learning platform for teaching and learning. Canvas is used by countless universities from all over the world. Only in Sweden there are 26 institutions - an excellent common ground to enable cooperation and collaboration.

Canvas has a lot of different features supporting teaching and learning activities. Canvas enables many forms of communication, for instance via forum, chatt or mail. You may also use the speedgrader for feedback in different assignments types. Structure your course material uploaded documents, images, videos - in themes or weeks - in order to make it accessible and easy to find for your students.  Students i Canvas has their own canvas collaboration pages enabled via groups. Here they can discuss via forum, share files or create text or presentations together. You can test your students knowledge through formative or summative quizzes or assignments. These can be written but can also be enriched by images or recordings in Canvas video tool Studio.

Why Canvas? 

Canvas is offered to everyone at the university and replaces Live@Lund and LUVIT. The end of life of these platforms was decided by the system managers. 

More information (in Swedish) Project on LMS shutdown and archiving

Where can I find Canvas? 

Log into with your LUCAT-ID.

How can I make my course accessible? 

Canvas meets the standard technical requirements on accessibility. For more information on how you can make your content more accessible, please see the following links: 

5 tips for making your course in Canvas more accessible

How do I use the Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

Ally is a service that makes it easier for employee’s at Lund University to produce and publish accessible material via Canvas. 

Read more about Ally

Contact digital [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Accessibility%20) (digital[at]education[dot]lu[dot]se) if you are interested in trying this in your Canvas course.