Canvas Help

Canvas is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, supporting 21,000+ students on a wide range of undergraduate and taught masters programmes. Here you will find links to support resources and the canvas hotline.

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Canvas Community Help

Please see the Canvas Community Pages for help and information on how to use Canvas. If you can't find what you are looking for, get in touch with Canvas support.


LJMU Staff Help Guides

The majority of help resources can be found on Canvas's community pages, but where the TEL team has developed new functionality within Canvas, or recommend specific practices, we have listed guides for these in the below areas.

Getting Started with Canvas

Learn how to get started with your Canvas course. Whether you want to copy content between modules or favourite your courses!

Canvas Assessment

The TEL team have developed specific Assessment guides to help you get started with creating assignments in Canvas.

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My Canvas Admin

Learn how to manage your course list, add and remove yourself from modules or create course journals.

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Learn how to create a Turnitin assignment and create originality reports.


Learn how to deploy content to multiple courses from one source.

Canvas Training Dates

The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team deliver a range of face-to-face Canvas training workshops for staff.

Course Consistency

Learn how to create courses that are easy to navigate and consistent for student users.

Canvas Release Notes

Keep up to date and learn about new functionality.

TEL Team Developments

We continually develop Canvas to enhance the user experience, take a look at current and historic developments

Help for your Students

LJMU Student Canvas Help

There are lots of resources to help students get started with Canvas. Canvas have a good range of guides available on their community pages, but the TEL team have also developed some more detailed in house guides for assessment.

Student Canvas Induction Powerpoint

Use this introductory Powerpoint durin induction to provide students with an overview of Canvas and where they can get support.