Canvas LMS


What is Canvas?

Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)  is an online platform that is used by many of our faculty for your courses. Some of your instructors may use the LMS just to post course material, while others may also use the LMS to administer tests, assignments, quizzes, hold discussion forums, take attendance, post grades, and more. 

Types of courses using the LMS are:

  • Fully Online: a course that meets 100% Fully Online
  • Hybrid: a course that meets partially in a Classroom & Online
  • Web-Enhanced: a face-to-face course that meets 100% in a Classroom yet also uses the LMS. 

How do I Access and log in to Canvas?

Canvas is located inside your . You may also click the button above to get there. You will log in with your Viking/Employee ID number and your unique password. Note you may be asked for a One Time Passcode (OTP). 

Log In Support for Students: 

Contact the Student Technology Help Desk

Log In Support for Employees:

Contact the IITS Faculty & Staff Help Desk

  • Phone: (562) 938-4357
  • Email: