Canvas is the LMS used by Columbia faculty to manage their courses and it allows students to access course materials, such as course syllabi, assignments, resources, grades, and other materials. The college’s Canvas website is located at

Students sign in to Canvas with their Oasis ID number and Oasis password.

For login assistance, please contact Client Services by phone at 312-369-7001 or by email at Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There is also 24/7 support available through the Canvas website. Users must sign-in and refer to the help icon on the Canvas home page to reach a Canvas representative through chat or phone support.


Who is Academic Technology?

The Academic Technology portion of IT furthers the department's mission with a collaborative focus on technologies that attribute to successful teaching and learning environments, the learning management system, classrooms, and computer labs.

Dolores Marek - Director of Academic Technology

Jamie Ackley - Senior Instructional Designer

David Morton - Instructional Designer

Evan West - Technology Integration Specialist

Tim Bodzioney - Media Services Coordinator

Craig Sorenson - Media Services Technician

Mansfield Martinez - Classroom Support Specialist

Student Overview

In this video, you will get a brief overview of the Canvas student user interface.

Student FAQs

How do I sign in to Canvas?

Students sign in to Canvas with their OASIS information at

Students will not have access to Canvas unless they are assigned to a course within Canvas.

For login assistance, call Client Services at 312-369-7001, or email Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Why aren't my courses appearing in Canvas?

Please allow 2-4 hours for your courses to appear in Canvas after registration in Oasis.

Why does my dropped course still appear in Canvas?

After you drop your course in Oasis, please allow 2-4 hours for the change to reflect in your Canvas course list.

Students can also view a Canvas student guide here.

Training Resources

Below is a list of training resources available to the Columbia College community.

    • is the premier online training resource for anyone seeking exceptional, current and relevant software training, including Canvas. Whether you use it to supplement your learning in the classroom or to teach yourself an entirely new skillset, is a truly invaluable resource available to the Columbia community. Just log in to OASIS, click on the training tab and follow the link, and search "Canvas" to get started.
  • Canvas Guides
    • Students can view a comprehensive Canvas student guide here.
    • Instructors can view a comprehensive instructor guide here.
  • Canvas Video Trainings
    • View the Canvas Fast Track tutorial series here.
    • View Canvas Live events here.
  • Training From the Academic Technology Department
    • To request training for Canvas from the Academic Technology team, submit a 360 request. The academic technology team will contact you with assistance once the 360 request is received. Academic Technology can also be reached at