Canvas Instructor Guide

The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) serves as the LMS for Jacksonville State University. All courses (face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online) are housed within Canvas. The information on this page is derived from the Canvas Instructor Guide.

Canvas Access

Canvas is JSU's official Learning Management System (LMS).  Current faculty, staff, and students may access Canvas at any time. Students gain access to Canvas courses on the first day of each semester as indicated by the JSU Academic Calendar.

  1. Go to the Canvas login page:
  2. Choose “Forgot Password?”
  3. Enter your JSU email (for example, user(at) or user(at)
  4. Watch for reset password email at your JSU email
  5. Login with the new password at the Canvas login page
  6. Username = full JSU email (for example, user(at) or user(at)