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General Information


All Dillard University courses and organizations can utilize Canvas learning management system (LMS).


Canvas by Instructure is the LMS that gets used.  Canvas connects teachers tools, ideas, and students, and then stays out of the way.  With all the built-in features you need and the integrations you want, Canvas makes teaching and learning easier, enabligh you to take education toa higher level.


Canvas is an intuitive, online course management system with hundreds of features that work together to help make teaching and learning easier, portable, and OnDemand. Instructors and students can use Canvas to collaborate, communicate, create, share content and assess learning.


DEAL courses, which are the courses with hybrid or online delivery and are the foundation of our Distance Education for Authentic Learning program, are built on the Canvas LMS framework. 

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Login Information


The Login address is:

Login ID is your DU ID#

Password is configured like this:  the first two letters, in lower case, of your first name followed by your DU ID#


See the example login settings for Isahiah Smith with a DU id# of 123456. 



Canvas Help

You can call, chat, or submit a formal help ticket right from our login page 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Your instructor and the Canvas Help Team should be your first choice for seeking help with Canvas.

                                                                                                                                                                       24 hours a day help

  Canvas Support Hotline: 24 x7 x 365   

  Students: 1-844-685-8661   Faculty: 1-833-225-1782  





All Dillard University students should complete the Canvas Onboarding and eLearning Readiness mini course.  New students are automatically enrolled during SOAR.  


The Canvas Onboarding and eLearning Readiness Course is a fully online, self-paced course that will help you learn Canvas which make learning easier.  Along the way, you will learn a few Web 2.0 and multimedia skills and practice using them.


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Canvas Student Guide 

Canvas Video Guide

Canvas Mobile Guide  



Canvas Community

The Canvas Community is home to many guides on the features of Canvas as well as a place to give ideas for the future of Canvas, find answers in the guides provided by Canvas, ask questions of fellow users of Canvas, and join groups to share information about what you have learned about Canvas.





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