Virtual learning environment (Canvas)

Canvas – Your Virtual Learning Environment  

From September 2021, the University will be using Canvas as the new Virtual Learning Environment. Canvas will be the learning hub for our students and the home of our course sites.  

Canvas enables you to:  

  • Deliver course materials 
  • Set and take quizzes and surveys 
  • Set and receive assignments 
  • Communicate through online discussion 
  • Track progress and manage grades 

Heriot-Watt University staff can find out everything they need to know about the Canvas Project, including where to find support and guidance, FAQs and much more by visiting the Canvas Project SharePoint site.

Students at Heriot-Watt University can find out everything they need to about getting set up for their studies on Canvas by visiting the Canvas Student Information Hub.

Vision (Blackboard) 

For users who still need access to the University’s previous VLE, Vision will still be accessible during AY 2021/22.