For Instructors

For Instructors

For Instructors: Welcome to UVACanvas!

Canvas has been selected as our central learning management system (LMS). 

Our version of Canvas, UVACanvas, will facilitate and support teaching and learning across a variety of instructional settings, and will seamlessly integrate the tools that many of you have come to rely on in recent years – such as Kaltura, Gradescope, and Zoom. 

Getting Started

View the UVACanvas Transition Plan

UVA has selected UVACanvas as our new central learning management system based upon the platform's ease of use and projected ease of transition and adoption. Our move to UVACanvas will take place over multiple semesters, with the first schools using UVACanvas in Spring 2023.

Please view the Transition Plan to learn more about when your school or department will begin using UVACanvas and how your course sites will be migrated to the new system.

Access Your UVACanvas Workspace

A UVACanvas workspace is a personal sandbox for instructors to:

  • Test course site setup.
  • Practice tool functionality.
  • Create content that can be imported into their official SIS-rostered course sites.
  • Play around with UVACanvas without affecting learners enrolled in your regular classes.

 Related: 10 Tools to Practice in Your Workspace >

1. Log in to your UVACanvas account.

Visit UVACanvas -- you can also use the UVACanvas Login button at the top right of this page -- and log in through NetBadge.

2. Select “Workspace Course” under Unpublished Courses in your Dashboard.
UVACanvas Dashboard Workspace
3. Need help? Don't see a workspace?
Not seeing a workspace in your dashboard? Instructors can request a workspace.

Need help? Click Help in the left-hand navigation. Search the Canvas Guides and Training Services Portal are great resources to help get you started.
UVACanvas Help Portal

Get the Canvas App

During set-up, search for “University of Virginia” or "UVA."

Please note: Canvas recommends students do not use the Canvas mobile app for taking exams and quizzes. Use the desktop app and ensure a secure internet connection for the best experience.

View Training & Resources

Available 24/7, the Canvas Guides and Training Portal offers how-to guides and live remote and on-demand training for all aspects of Canvas use.

On-Demand Training


Live Training

Foundational Workshops

90-minute virtual workshop sessions held in April through August 2023.

Join us on June 5, 2023, for hands-on practice in your content/course sites.

After a session, you will be able to:

  • Find your migrated content and SIS course site
  • Move content to your SIS course site
  • Know how to review migrated content and make edits/add new content

View workshop details >

Virtual Office Hours

Open support sessions via Zoom

  • Every Wednesday
  • Hour-long drop-in support on any topic


How Do I...

Learn How to Get Help

These resources are always available 24/7:

News & Updates

Hands-on working sessions with expert support. At the end of the session, you'll walk away with the knowledge to find and update your sites.
Find out what UVA students have to say about the transition to UVACanvas.
Upload custom grades and feedback for students with a spreadsheet!