In a major initiative to improve student success and provide students and faculty with resilient and flexible tools to teach, learn and communicate, Virginia’s Community Colleges will begin using Canvas as the online Learning Management System in its courses. VCCS colleges from across the Commonwealth spent 18 months reviewing learning management system proposals, resulting in the selection of Canvas as the new LMS that would best meet student and faculty needs. Canvas, created by Instructure, is used by more than 3,000 universities, school districts, and institutions around the world.
The Canvas LMS offers NOVA students new ways to engage with faculty, with course materials and with each other. You can access Canvas simply by logging in to MyNOVA .
Below are a series of resources that will allow you to explore Canvas and learn more about its tools and features.
Short Video Tour of CANVAS
Go to HELP in the Canvas GLOBAL NAVIGATION for all the support resources you need, including direct phone, chat, and email support.
CANVAS Student Guide
Canvas Student Quick Start (Created by Bo Yang from Woodbridge Instructional Support)
CANVAS Mobile App
Canvas has many features to enhance accessibility for students with disabilities, details are available here.