Canvas Learning Management System

UNT Dallas College of Law students will be using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), an online course management service similar to Blackboard and other services you may be familiar with from prior studies.


You can learn about Canvas through the resource links provided below and become familiar with common terms, features, and other information you may need to have a successful online learning experience.

Canvas Login

Canvas Resource Links

Quick Start
Canvas Glossary
Canvas Guides
iOS – Phone
iOS – Tablet
Android – Phone
Android – Tablet


For questions about using Canvas—for instance, if you can’t figure out how to upload a document, or a quiz or assignment is not showing up where you think it should—then you should do the following:

  • First, check the “Canvas Guides” to see if they cover the topic. These are short, informative guides to particular topics. Here is the link to the Canvas Guides for students
  • Second, if you can’t find the answer in the Canvas Guides, send an email to This is the email account that the COL has set up specifically to answer Canvas-related questions. Please describe your question as clearly as possible.

Browser Compatibility Check

Javascript is not required to use Canvas, but please enable it if you wish to test for Canvas compatibility on your current browser.


Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or any other device* with a modern web browser.


Supported desktop browsers include the last two versions of:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox


Canvas requires the following browser components:

  • Flash is required for media recording, streaming, viewing, and uploading.
  • The Java plug-in is required for several features in Canvas.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view documents in your browser.

Computer Hardware Requirements

You are required to have use of a computer system with the following specifications and components:

  • 2 GHz processor or faster
  • 4GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive or larger
  • Cable/DSL broadband connection or better
  • 1024x768 or greater resolution monitor
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Computer microphone
  • A web camera capable of video web conferencing

Mobile Devices

While Canvas is supported on Android and iOS mobile devices, it is optimized for desktop and laptop displays. Since Canvas uses flash, certain features may not be available to you on your mobile device. Using your desktop or laptop to submit assignments, discussion posts, and take quizzes is highly recommended.

Will Canvas Work On My Mobile Phone?

Will Canvas Work On My Tablet?

*Canvas is optimized for desktop and laptop displays.


To complete the logout process and minimize the risk of exposing your Canvas data, please exit out of your web browser completely.

Page last modified on July 23, 2014 at 9:25 am.