What To Do If Canvas Is Not Working

Canvas is a commonly used e-learning platform that offers a variety of resources for instructors and students. Nonetheless, like any software, it may encounter issues. In this article, we will assist you in addressing any difficulties that may arise if Canvas malfunctions.

1. Check Your Internet Connection

The first step is to confirm that you are connected to the internet. A simple way to do this is by refreshing your browser or trying to access a different website. If other websites are loading but Canvas isn’t, then the problem is specific to Canvas.

2. Use a Supported Web Browser

Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

If you’re using a different browser, try switching to one of these.

3. Clear Your Browser’s Cache

Sometimes, the browser’s cache can cause problems with websites loading correctly. Here is a general process on how to clear your browser’s cache:

 Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Clear browsing data -> Cached images and files -> Clear data 

4. Disable Browser Extensions

Some browser extensions can interfere with the way websites are displayed. Try disabling your extensions, then reload Canvas to see if that resolves the problem.

5. Contact Canvas Support

If you’ve tried all the tips above and still having issues with Canvas, it’s time to reach out to Canvas Support. You can contact them via Help -> Report a Problem in your Canvas account.

Hopefully, these simple solutions can help you get back to your Canvas courses without too much disruption. Remember, technology is there to help us, but sometimes it needs a little help itself!