Canvas is a web based learning management system that provides a set of tools designed to enable instructors to supplement and enhance their classroom activities or to serve as a digital classroom for online, hybrid, or HyFlex courses.  To access Canvas, please go to the following website: or use the Canvas link from your MyCGU applications list.

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For optimal user experience, we recommend a broadband Internet connection, and a computer with recent versions of popular browsers, Java, and multimedia plug-ins.  A complete list of system requirements can be found here.

Recommended Internet Browser: Chrome (Latest Version)

Compatible Internet Browsers

JavaScript Required


You can find documentation, tutorials, videos, OIT services, and other Canvas-related resources at MyCGU > OIT > Academic Support > Software Applications > Canvas Resources. CGU Instructors and teaching assistants can learn more about digital learning tools in the Online Faculty Resource Center in Canvas.


Each college in the Claremont Colleges Consortium has its own digital campus in Canvas. Faculty and students at undergraduate colleges may need to log into their home college to see their course offered by another college in Canvas. However, faculty and students will need to log in to CGU’s Canvas to see CGU courses.

  • Any student enrolled in a course at CGU needs to log in to CGU’s Canvas using CGU credentials at to access courses in Canvas.
  • CGU faculty and students enrolled in a course at another Claremont College campus may be able to access the course through CGU’s Canvas. If the course is not available in CGU’s Canvas, please contact the hosting college for assistance. Links are listed below for each college’s Canvas and their IT department help desk.

Canvas @ Pitzer College

Canvas @ Claremont McKenna College

Canvas @ Harvey Mudd College

Canvas @ Scripps College

Canvas @ Pomona College

Canvas @ Keck Graduate Institute*

* faculty and students will need to log in to KGI’s Canvas to see KGI courses