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Canvas is an online course system that supports supplementary learning tools in an online environment. Students can download course materials (e.g., course syllabus, supplemental readings), view course announcements, review course calendars, track grades, or participate in online discussion boards using Canvas.

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About Canvas

During the Fall 2016 semester, Mercer is evaluating Canvas as an alternative learning management system. Canvas will be used to deliver course content for a small pilot group of courses.

Canvas Access

To access Canvas:

  1. Visit Canvas:
  2. Click the Mercer User Login button on the left.
  3. Enter your Mercer University ID (MUID) number in the Username field (e.g., 10234567).
  4. Enter the same password used to access MyMercer and MercerLive.
  5. Click OK. Click the Dashboard icon on the left to view your courses.

NOTE: We recommend using Firefox or Chrome to access Canvas. Internet Explorer may give an error that your username and password are not correct even though you are providing the correct credentials.

Help and Support

Accessing Canvas:
If you have a problem accessing Canvas, contact the IT Help Desk.

All Other Inquiries:
All other questions/inquiries should be directed to the Canvas support team:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 855-693-2962
  • Chat and Online Ticket Submission: Log into Canvas, click the Help icon in the lower-left corner, and select Report a Problem.


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