Using Canvas

Canvas is the eLearning platform that you will use to access DigitalXP sessions and materials. You can find the AVID Australia Canvas login page at

Follow the steps in this guide to activate your AVID Australia Canvas account and begin familiarising yourself with the platform.

In Canvas you should have access to the following two DigitalXP courses: 

Closer to the start of DigitalXP you will also have access to your Community of Practice and Site Teams courses.

Setting your Canvas password

Follow these steps to set your AVID Australia Canvas password and access your DigitalXP courses.

  1. Using Chrome or Firefox, go to the AVID Australia Canvas login page at
  2. Click on Forgot Password?
  3. Enter the email address that you used to register for DigitalXP.
  4. Click Request Password.
  5. Check your email for the Forgot Password: Canvas email from AVID Australia DigitalXP.
  6. In the email you received, click on Click here to set a new password.
  7. Enter and confirm a new password for your Canvas account on the page that opens.
  8. Use your email and new password combination to log in on the page that follows.
  9. You should now have access to your Canvas dashboard.

Using an existing AVID Australia Canvas login

If you have an existing AVID Australia Canvas login from a previous AVID Australia event, you can use it to access your DigitalXP courses.

Simply log in to the AVID Australia Canvas site using your existing credentials and view the Dashboard to access the DigitalXP courses.

If you are unsure of your existing AVID Australia Canvas login, follow the steps in the previous section to reset your password.

Check your setup

DigitalXP uses a range of websites and apps to provide a rich learning experience.

To get the most from DigitalXP, we encourage all participants to test their IT to minimise tech-hiccups during the interactive sessions.

Determine where you will be located when you participate in DigitalXP. Will you log in from home or your school site? We recommend a quiet space and that you use headphones and two screens if possible. 

It is critical that all participants can access:

Your school’s firewall may block critical websites. If you will be participating in DigitalXP from your school, discuss the DigitalXP Technology Checklist with your school’s IT department, and ensure that you can access the listed domains. If you are unable to access one or more of the above links or are aware that you have restricted access to any of these sites, please take steps to get full access prior to DigitalXP.

Each Community of Practice is enhanced with additional, unique sites and tools.

Access and complete the DigitalXP Technology Checklist prior to the start of DigitalXP to prepare yourself and your tech for your particular Community of Practice.

Complete the Pre-Work Using Canvas course

Use the Pre-Work Using Canvas course to familiarise yourself with Canvas and get ready for DigitalXP.

Once you have activated your AVID Australia Canvas account, use the Dashboard to access the DigitalXP – Pre-Work – Using Canvas course.

This short course will introduce you to Canvas and help you set up your equipment for the best DigitalXP experience.

We recommend that all users complete this course before accessing any other DigitalXP material.

Accessing MyAVID

MyAVID is an online repository that provides 40+ years of AVID teaching and learning resources.

MyAVID will be used throughout DigitalXP, so it is important that you check you can access MyAVID.  

Please create a MyAVID login if you do not have one, or test your existing MyAVID login.  

If needed, consult the MyAVID Guide 2021 on how to create a MyAVID login. 


We are committed to ensuring AVID DigitalXP eLearning courses are as accessible as possible to all users. 

The eLearning Courses include transcripts for videos, alt text for images and colour compliance.  Our AVID eLearning platform also has an Immersive Reader application.   

If you require closed captions in real-time during the synchronous sessions with Staff Developers, please contact least 48 hours before the event commences. If you would like closed captions added to the recordings, please email and we can arrange these to be added after the event.


The AVID Australia team is here to help you get the most out of your DigitalXP experience.

Technical or other issues?


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Help Desk

During DigitalXP, talk to an AVID staff member by joining our Zoom Help Desk.

The Zoom Help Desk is open:

  • From 1 to 5 pm AEDT Tuesday 30 November
  • From 8.30 am to 3.30 pm AEDT from 1 December to 3 December
  • During all AVID 101 sessions.