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What is Canvas?

Canvas is our learning management system at NKU and is made by the company Instructure. You can use Canvas to organize assignments and course material, take attendance, and more. Canvas connects to MyNKU to help with grade reporting at midterm and end of the semester.


Where do you go to use it?

Canvas is in the Quick Links menu at the top of your screen on the NKU website. You can also go directly to Canvas by using this Canvas login link. It uses your NKU email and password.


This page has several resources that we either created or found to be useful. We also offer self-guided courses and live training session on Canvas. If you don't find the answer here, please contact us at

Resources from Instructure

Instructure, the company that makes Canvas, offers easy to follow guides on the features of Canvas, complete with up to date screenshots. Below are a selection of the articles that faculty and staff frequently reference. Each link below will take you to Instructure's website.

NKU Resources

CITE has put together guides and courses for Canvas covering topics like how to copy your grades to MyNKU, or how to give extra time on a quiz.


Each link below will download a guide with screenshots.


Courses and Training

We regularly do Canvas orientation for instructors who are new to Canvas. We also offer Canvas 101 as a thorough self-guided course on Canvas.