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.

If you are teaching a course in the 2019-20 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.


Is your Canvas course website published?

Is your Canvas course website published? If your site is unpublished, students will be unable to view it as they are deciding on their classes this semester. Even if your site is not completely ready, we recommend that you publish it so that students can view it (you can continue to work on your site after it is published).

If you'd like assistance with setting up your Canvas site, or with any other aspect of integrating digital tools and methods into teaching and learning, Academic Technology for FAS is here to help. You can attend one of our Canvas workshops, digital methods seminars, or open office hours, or simply drop us a line at

Quick–Reference Handouts

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

Canvas Training, Information, and Resources

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