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Canvas by Instructure is the Course Management System (CMS) used in all online and hybrid courses at Foothill College. Some in-person courses may also use Canvas.


When you enroll in a course that uses Canvas you will automatically be given an account and access to the course site.

How do I learn how to use Canvas as a student?

How do I log into Canvas as a student?

Faculty and Staff

Before you can use Canvas for your courses and projects you must first get certified to use Canvas. During the certifcation process you will learn how to use Canvas and you will build your own Canvas course.

How do I learn and get certified to use Canvas?

How do I log into Canvas as an instructor?

Once you are certified to use Canvas you will be able to request Development and Live Canvas sites. We recommend that you request a Development site for the purpose of creating your course site for the first time. After the course site has been created you can import it into another course site for the ensuing quarters.

How do I request a Development or Project site?

How do I request a Live site?

If you are assigned a new section you can add it to your Canvas course.

How do I add a new section?

How do I get help with Canvas?

You can send a help desk ticket, call the Canvas hot line, or search the Canvas guides.

How do I get help with Canvas?

Canvas is blocked in the following locations

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • The region of Crimea

Main Campus and Sunnyvale Center Closed Monday, Nov. 19

Students and Employees: All classes and college activities are cancelled Monday, Nov. 19, due to prolonged poor air quality. Please stay indoors if you can. Apprenticeship students: Check with your site for individual closure information.

Campus Closed Monday, Nov. 19