About Canvas

Canvas by Instructure

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) provided by Instructure. This 3rd party system is where faculty and students interact in their courses electronically. Some professors at residential campuses may opt to not use Canvas. Some may simply use it as a distribution point for presentations, syllabi, notes, or other electronic resources. Others may hold assignments, discussions, quizzes, or exams within Canvas that must be completed electronically. Depending on your professors’ preference, you may also be able to view your assignment grades within Canvas as opposed to Self-Service.

Web Address: https://rts.instructure.com.

In Relation to Self-Service

Canvas and Self-Service share the same logon credentials. In other words, you use the same username and password for both systems. When you change your password in Self-Service, you will need to use that new password with Canvas. Having logon credentials to Self-Service does not guarantee that you have access to Canvas. In order to access courses in Canvas, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have created a Self-Service account
  • Have been registered for a course within the last calendar year
  • Your account and enrollments have been imported into Canvas. This happens a few times per day, so you may have to wait a few hours before you get full access to your Canvas courses after you have registered.

Problems Accessing Canvas

If you encounter problems accessing Canvas and believe you meet the above criteria for access, you will want to reach out to Distance Education student services. This can be accomplished by emailing sis.info@rts.edu.