Canvas - portal to teaching and learning - course room, course homepage

What is a Learning Management System?

A learning management system is a collection of tools used for teaching, information handling, communication, and interaction between students and teachers during a course. Among other things, you can:
  • access and hand in assignments
  • access course information and guides
  • keep updated with course news and events
  • contact teachers via a discussion forum or a chat
The compulsory information about the course, like contact person, schedule, literature list and course-pm can also be found in the course room in Canvas.

Here's how to access the Canvas course rooms

For those who are registered on a course

If you are registered on a course, you can easily access the course room by logging into Canvas. There you will see all the courses you are currently registered on. Click any of these to reach the course room for the selected course.

I am not registered on the course. Can I still access the course room?

Yes, many course rooms in Canvas are public and can be reached even by students who are not registered on the courses.
If you are not registered for the course but still need to access the course room (e.g. if you have a retake to do) then you will be able to do so by searching the Student Portal. In the Student Portal, you go to "Search course"​​ and look up the course. Click on the course name and then click on the link "Go to course homepage" and the course room in Canvas opens.

If the message "Access denied" appears

If you try to enter a course room in Canvas and the message "Access denied" appears, it can be due to two different things. Either the examiner has restricted access to the page, or the page has not yet been published. Contact your examiner if this message shows up and you fail to access the course room.

Guide - Using Canvas for students

This course room, which is open to everyone, provides valuable tips on how Canvas is used and what features are available.


If you have questions about Canvas, contact​
If you have questions about a specific course, contact your examiner.


Page manager Published: Wed 14 Apr 2021.