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Five reasons to love Canvas, the new online study platform

We are set. The new online study platform Canvas – the state-of-the-art virtual learning environment that's replacing Study Direct – has arrived.

Here are five reasons why you’re sure to fall in love with it:

Anyone can learn how to use it

You will be pleased to learn that Canvas is refreshingly easy to use. It will allow you to engage with your studies in environments you’re familiar with, like on mobile or via social networks. The interface is clean, intuitive and easy to navigate, which minimises frustration and ultimately makes learning easier.

Easy access

It can be accessed anywhere anytime, ensuring full mobility. As we know, learning happens everywhere, which is why Canvas has been designed to give you full access to its features on the go. What’s more, Canvas mobile apps for iOS and Android will provide you with the tools you need – wherever you are.

Support, forever and always

We are talking 24/7, 365 support. Real human to human interactions to ensure there are no obstacles to your learning.

It’s fast…

But how fast? Well, Canvas is hosted on the world’s most robust cloud hosting platform, which is used by companies like Netflix that demand speed and reliability. 

It’s super reliable…

During peak times, Canvas automatically increases its resources to ensure enough capacity for even the busiest of mid-term deadline days.

Canvas is now live and from 2018/19 is the go to place for your module materials, lecture recordings and e-submission assignments. You can access Canvas from the new student pages or by going to

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By: Tom Walters
Last updated: Thursday, 6 September 2018