MIT primarily uses the Canvas platform for learning and course management.

Available To 
Faculty, Lecturers, Instructors, Staff

Canvas is a modern, easy-to-use, cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) that brings instructors, students, and course content together in online course sites. Access all of your courses from anywhere, on any device. Integrate course sites with popular services including Zoom, Piazza, and Gradescope.

Benefits and key features

  • Sharing and updating class materials and assignments
  • Managing class membership
  • Tracking student performance
  • Facilitating course-based collaboration and information exchange


MIT Kerberos account

Getting started

Canvas sites are automatically generated for MIT courses each term based on Registrar data. MIT community members may request a Canvas site for a non-class use by submitting this request form.