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Learning in Canvas

Canvas is the University’s online learning platform, where you will find information and resources for your units of study.


Canvas is the University's online learning space.

What you’ll find in Canvas

In Canvas, you can access learning material for each unit of study you are enrolled in. Each unit will have its own site that will usually include:

  • the unit of study outline
  • learning resources such as lecture notes and recordings, interactive videos, links to readings and articles
  • communication tools such as announcements and discussions
  • activities including quizzes
  • assignment submission
  • a calendar where you can view and download important course dates
  • the unit of study coordinator contact details.

You can access your units in Canvas for the entire time you are a student at the University. Once a semester has finished you will still be able to review content and files from past subjects, but won’t be able to submit assignments, take quizzes or add to discussions.

For information on how to navigate and use Canvas, log in to our Student Canvas Guide. The guide covers important features, FAQs from students and answers to common IT issues related to using Canvas.

Unit of study coordinators are responsible for managing the content on their site. For unit-specific questions or feedback such as learning resources, assessments, classes and issues with study, contact your unit coordinator.

For IT-related questions such as issues logging in to Canvas call the ICT Service Desk on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) option 4 for ICT.

Last updated: 04 June 2024

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