CourseWorks Canvas

CourseWorks Canvas [] is Columbia University's learning management system that offers a variety of tools and features in support of teaching, learning and collaboration.

Using Canvas you can...

  • load syllabi
  • post, collect and return assignments with comments
  • upload all types of files (including videos) that only your class can access
  • embed photos and videos
  • send announcements to the class
  • manage online discussions
  • and much more!

Guest Access

If would like to add someone to your CourseWorks site who does not have a UNI you must request that Guest Access be turned on for that course. Once the Guest Access Request Form has been submitted the new user will be added to the course within 24 hours.


Contact Instructional Media and Technology Services (IMATS) for in-person, phone, or email consultations at or 212.854.2418.   You can also reach out to Melanie Hibbert or Ben Rosner.  Assistance is also available from your personal librarian.

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports faculty University-wide.  Contact them at or 212.854.1692 or stop by in person at 212 Butler Library.