Canvas Course Websites for Harvard

Canvas by Instructure is the default platform for FAS course websites, and we're here to help you get your sites ready. Below, you can learn how to access your course websites (current and past), download quick-reference guides to key Canvas tasks, and learn where to find more training, information, and resources.

Access Your Course Website

If you are teaching a course in the 2018-19 academic year, your Canvas site has been created and is available for setup! You can access your site at the my.harvard course portal.

Course websites from previous semesters are also available on the my.harvard portal. Previous Canvas sites can also be accessed at, by clicking the Courses link with the book icon on the blue bar on the left, and then clicking All Courses.

For assistance setting up your course site, or importing content from a previous term, contact Academic Technology for FAS at Please be sure to publish it as soon as you’re ready so that students can begin visiting it.


Quick–Reference Handouts

Copy and paste this code to your website.
Copy and paste this code to your website.

Canvas Training, Information, and Resources

Find Your Canvas Site
Log in to my.harvard to find the link to your course

Help With Canvas
Get 24x7 Live Help (online chat or phone) from the Help link inside Canvas, or visit the HUIT IThelp knowledge base for Harvard-specific information on common Canvas questions and on available support and resources.

Find Canvas Training
Academic Technology for FAS offers Canvas workshops and office hours at the beginning of each semester for faculty and staff supporting FAS courses. You can also get help any time by emailing us at