Canvas for Students

Morganites, welcome to Canvas!

Log into Canvas www.morgan.edu/canvas. Use your Morgan user name and password to log in!

Learn Canvas - Introduction to Canvas - a self-paced tutorial for students.  

Canvas, The Student Experience video:  This video will show you how to set up your Dashboard, Notifications and navigate your course.  Syllabus features, module structure, unique icons for quizzes, assignments, and pages. Learn how to submit assignments, take quizzes/exams and check your grades.

Need Help using Canvas?  Canvas support is available to you 24/7/365!  The following are also accessible after you log into Canvas. See the HELP button on your Global Navigation.

Recommended Browsers:  Chrome, Firefox or Safari.  DO NOT USE Edge or Internet Explorer.  See more browser information.

NOTE: Chromebook Users:  Use your Chrome browser to access Canvas. Using the app does not give full functionality...such as submitting assignments or taking tests.

Get the Canvas Student App - available for Android and iOS.  Search Canvas Student.  Our school is listed as Morgan State University or Morganstate.instructure.com


FAQ for Students

I've registered for a course in WebSIS, when will it appear in Canvas?

Canvas and WebSIS synchronize every day at 6:00 AM and 12:30 PM.  If you have registered between these times, please check after the next scheduled synchronization time.  Your instructors must publish their Canvas course to make it available to the class.  Please contact your instructor to inquire if the course has been published.  If the course has been published, and you still do not see it on your Canvas Dashboard, double-check your WEBISIS schedule to make sure you are officially registered.

I've dropped a course in WebSIS, but I still see it in Canvas -- what should I do?

Canvas is set to NOT drop students. If you have dropped a course and are not planning to return to it -- notify the instructor.  You can log into Canvas, click the HELP button and use the "Ask Your Instructor a Question" link.  Select the instructor for the course you have dropped, and inform him/her that you have dropped the course.  The instructor will get a notification that you have sent him/her a message.  Academic Technology Services will not remove you from a course -- it is the responsibility of your instructor.

I want to view a course from a previous semester - how?

As long as the instructor has not concluded a course, you can access it in "view only" mode.  From the Global Navigation Bar, click Courses > All Courses. Scroll down to "Past Enrollments" and click to access a course.  You can also download a .zip file of your assignment submissions from the Global Navigation Bar > Account > Settings > Download Submissions.

How can I find out the current status of Canvas?

Canvas Status check is available through the HELP button on your Canvas Global Navigation.