Student Orientation

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What is Canvas?

  • Learning Management System (LMS); platform for online learning and course administration
  • Name of the product produced by the company Instructure (
  • Adopted by NMSU in 2012, replaces Blackboard LMS
  • Web-based, just like any other website it requires an Internet connection
  • Recommended browser: Firefox (by Mozilla)
    • Safari, Chrome okay
    • Internet Explorer (Microsoft) is not recommended
    • Need latest updates for Java and Flash
    • Canvas apps available for iOS and Android devices

How to access Canvas?

Learn about Canvas

Introductory guides to Canvas can be found through the Canvas Student Support Course.