Can Canvas Go Dark Mode

Dark mode has become a crucial aspect that is now incorporated in many software programs as a default option. Essentially, it permits users to switch the background and overall appearance of an application from light to dark. This not only reduces strain on the eyes, but also helps conserve battery on devices. Its widespread usage has made it a top priority for users when selecting an application. As a result, the question remains: can Canvas, the well-known Learning Management System (LMS), implement a dark mode feature?

Unfortunately, as of now, Canvas does not natively support dark mode. Canvas, like many other web applications, uses a light theme for its interface. However, for those who prefer dark mode, there’s a workaround.

Using Browser Extensions to Enable Dark Mode on Canvas

There are many browser extensions that can force dark mode not only on Canvas but on every website you visit. These extensions work by inverting the colors of the websites you visit to create a dark theme. This means that white backgrounds become black, and black text becomes white.

Some popular extensions for this include Dark Reader for Firefox and Chrome, and Night Eye for Safari. Once you’ve installed these extensions, you can easily toggle dark mode on and off, and some even allow you to adjust the contrast and brightness to suit your preference.

Using Custom CSS to Enable Dark Mode on Canvas

If you have some experience with coding, you can also use a custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to enable a dark mode on Canvas. This method involves using a browser extension like Stylus (available for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera) that allows you to apply your own styles to any website.

Here’s a basic example of how you can use this method:

/* Change background color */
body {
    background-color: #000000;

/* Change text color */
p, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
    color: #FFFFFF;

While these methods may not be perfect, they offer a feasible workaround for those who prefer using dark mode. Regardless, we hope the Canvas team will soon introduce a native dark mode option to cater to the needs of all their users. Until then, we can use these methods to make night-time learning a bit easier on the eyes.