Using Canvas

All Your Courses, in One Place

ACU uses Canvas as the campus-wide learning management system, a cloud-based learning management system that ACU has used since Spring 2015. To access it, click on the icon below, visit: You can also find the link in “Quicklinks” of MyACU.

Canvas home

Get Started

Follow a few simple steps to get started in Canvas

Request your Canvas courses

Before the start of a semester, you need to request live sections in Canvas from MyACU.   

Crosslist Your Courses

If you teach multiple sections identical in content, you may consider cross-listing them for easier course administration.

Index to Canvas Tutorials, Guides and Tips

Check here for additional Canvas tutorials, tips and guides.

Add a Teaching Assistant

Canvas is synced to Banner to make sure student, teacher and TA records are consistent across systems. 

Copy a course from an earlier semester

Check this tutorial to learn how to copy a course from an earlier semester and shift the dates while you are at it.


Become an Expert

You can learn to use Canvas by watching Linkedin Learning videos on Canvas.  You could skip the parts about course creation, cross-listing, and student enrollments as we handle them differently as the course shows. Instead, see the tutorials above about requesting courses, etc. Schedule an orientation with Stephen Rektenwald if you prefer to have a quick overview. Check this page for instructions if you have issues logging into Linkedin Learn. If you continue to have issues, send a ticket to IT Support Center (

Get Help

To get help with Canvas, click on “help” on the Canvas menu, you will then see a list of options for you to get help.  When you contact anyone for help, unless you are on the phone, always include the URL of the page you have a problem with.  For instance:

If you experience issues with a particular feature or function, you can also check Canvas Status for updates.

For instructional design questions (“Should I use quiz or assignment for this activity?”, ”I am suspecting a student cheating in this exam, can I find out?”, ”Does Canvas have a way for me to …”),  contact Stephen Rektenwald or Amy Boone.

Contact Us

Laura Carroll

Assistant Provost for Teaching, Learning and Vocational Formation

Scott Hamm

Assistant Director and Learning Designer

Rodney Ashlock

Director of Faculty Development

Amy McLaughlin-Sheasby

Director of Faculty Spiritual Formation

Amy Boone

Teaching and Learning Specialist

Hollye Jaklewicz

Event and Communication Specialist

Stephen Rektenwald

Assistant Director of Educational Technology