Canvas – USN’s Learning Management System

Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) used at USN. On this page, you will find an overview of online resources, tutorials and support services.

On Canvas, students will find information from the faculty and course teachers about the courses they are enrolled in. They will for example find descriptions of course requirements, submission deadlines and messages from teachers. On Canvas, students can also participate in learning activities, submit assignments, and so on.

In order to use Canvas, you will need to register your USN user account.

You can log in to Canvas through, or directly through

Canvas is also available as an app for mobile phones and tablets:


Employees have been offered a series of courses and other types of training since spring 2017. This offer continues. Follow up with new courses and offers on your intranet’s calendar (min.usn/my.usn).  

Employees access Canvas through FEIDE. All employees have access to a personal “test room” and a common training room - Canvas 1-2-3 for ansatte (open, when login in employees are given a student role in this room). Moreover, teachers get access to the rooms for their courses. These rooms are automatically imported to Canvas through the student system FS.

Students access Canvas through FEIDE, using their student account. The majority of students will not need training to use Canvas. However, online resources are available (see Canvas student guide here). User support and some training are also offered when the semester starts.

Support system

In relation with the introduction of Canvas (conducted by USN eDU) a large system of training and support has been set in place. There is one Canvas contact person in each faculty and one or more additional persons in each campus.

In addition, a large network of super users is in place. These academic employees have explored and learned to use Canvas before everyone else. Each institute has a certain number of super users, depending on its size and its location.

Contact person at the faculty level

  • School of business: Knut Anders Høiaas
  • Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science: Kristian Joakim Ludvigsen
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences: Bjarne Nærum
  • Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences: Mona Ottesen

Contact person at the campus level