Welcome to CETL's Canvas Support Pages!

As of Summer 2019, the campus adopted Canvas as the campus learning management system (LMS).  Faculty are encouraged to post all course materials on Canvas.

Using Canvas for the 1st Time

Official Canvas Guides

Instructor Canvas Checklist

Canvas Updates

Canvas Community

CETL Workshops

Our Canvas Support pages provide a springboard for faculty needing help navigating and creating their Canvas Courses. Canvas provides robust documentation for its users. Using the menu on the left, you will find many help topics and the relevant help articles from the Canvas Guides. Visit the Canvas Community to see all of the Canvas Guides for instructors and students. We recommend Mozilla Firefox browser or Google Chrome browser for a positive experience when using Canvas. Feel free to check out our links below for our other Canvas pages.

Canvas News

Canvas Maintenance windows: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1am to 3am (Thursday from 8am to 10am UTC)

Default access dates by term:


Student's Default Access Begins

Student's Access Ends

Instructor's Access
Becomes Read-Only

   Spring 2022




Summer 2022 MAY 05/09/22 06/19/22 06/26/22
Summer 2022 SNS, ESP, 10W, 5W2 About 2 weeks before the first class session

Summer 2022 5W1 05/16/22 07/13/22 07/13/22
Fall 2022 08/07/22 01/02/23 01/09/23

Request Help & Support

Use the following online forms to request help. You may be asked to sign in with your MyCalStateLA user ID. 

CETL Service Request Forms

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Need Assistance?

Visit our Status Support page for updates regarding our services, common Canvas/Zoom troubleshooting issues, FAQ's, and our current Virtual Support office hours.