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Digital learning


Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system that integrates digital tools and opens up for more variation in education.
HiOA starts using Canvas during the academic year 2017/2018. As of August 2018, all students and staff at HiOA must use Canvas.


How to log on?

Is it my turn to use Canvas? 

HiOA startet using Canvas in the academic year 2017/2018.  

The following environments are going to start with Canvas from January 2018: 

  • Faculty of technology, arts and design - all educations.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences - All Educations at the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social policy, Department of Journalism and Media studies and Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science.
  • Faculty of Education and International studies:  Bachelor programme in Early Childhood Education and Care – workplace based, Public Sector Interpreting, and selected continuing education.
  • Faculty of Health Sciences - Master's Programme in Midwifery, Public Health Nursing Education and selected continuing education.
  • INTERACT - course INTER1100 

 During august 2018 Canvas will be used full scale at HiOA. 

 Are you curious about Canvas but not part of one of these pilots, you are invited to take a look at Canvas by logging in. Nevertheless, your actions in Canvas will be limited.

What about Fronter?

At the moment HiOA uses Fronter. From august 2018 on HiOA will only use Canvas. 

If you want to take care of any documents, download what you want to save to for example your OneDrive. More information in English is under preparation. In the meantime you can find information in Norwegian or you can ask your Fronter/Canvas-contact.

How to define your language settings in Canvas



Contact your canvas-support at your Faculty. Please mind also the "Help"-button in Canvas.


We offer various kinds of courses, which will be announced throughout HiOA Academy. You can also contact your administrator for more information.

Please mind also our Canvas - get startet - course

Canvas app 

Canvas Teacher app allows teachers to manage their courses and use Canvas more efficiently from a mobile device.

I want to know more 

Canvas help

If you have any questions relating to Canvas, you must contact your faculty via e-mail.

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