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What is Canvas?

Canvas is a web-based learning management system, or LMS. It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement. 

Canvas includes a variety of customizable course creation and management tools, course and user analytics and statistics, and internal communication tools. 

  • How to Access Canvas
    Go to and log in with your Reach student email and your Canvas password.
  • Your First Time Logging In
    If this is your first time logging into Canvas at Reach, you can go to and click on Forgot Password? at the bottom. Enter your Reach student email and then a password reset email will be sent there where you can choose your password. After you've chosen your password, return to the login page and login with your student email and your new password.
  • Get Familiar with Canvas
    If you’ve never used Canvas before, you can learn more about Canvas from the Canvas Student Guides.
  • Need Help with Canvas?
    Have you checked out the Canvas Student Guides? When logged into Canvas, click on “help” located in the left margin to access the Helpline. Phone: 877-308-9004 Live chat with Canvas support:
  • Canvas Guide Translations
    Spanish Canvas Guides Chinese Canvas Guides Danish Canvas Guides Swedish Canvas Guides Norwegian Canvas Guides Dutch Canvas Guides Brazilian Portuguese Canvas Guides French Canvas Guides Welsh Canvas Guides
  • Additional Resources
    Online Education Initiative (OEI) Online Student Readiness Tutorials Online Education Initiative (OEI) Computer Readiness Test
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