AVID ElevateXP

Using Canvas

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

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 ElevateXP courses: 

Setting your Canvas password

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

  1. Using Chrome or Firefox, go to the AVID Australia Canvas login page at avidaustralia.instructure.com.
  2. Click on Forgot Password?
  3. Enter the email address that you used to register for ElevateXP.
  4. Click Request Password.
  5. Check your email for the Forgot Password: Canvas email from AVID Australia ElevateXP.
  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 ElevateXP courses.

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

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


Each ElevateXP participant is required to access their Community of Practice from their own individual computer. Due to the interactive and collaborative nature of the courses, participants are asked to not share devices, even if accessing the same Community of Practice from the same school.

To get the most from ElevateXP, 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 ElevateXP. 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 ElevateXP from your school, discuss the ElevateXP 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 ElevateXP.

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

Access and complete the ElevateXP Technology Checklist prior to the start of ElevateXP 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 ElevateXP.

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

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

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

Accessing MyAVID

MyAVID is an online repository accessible to participants in licensed AVID schools, that provides 40+ years of AVID teaching and learning resources.

MyAVID will be used throughout ElevateXP, so if you are in a licensed AVID school, please create a MyAVID login if you do not have one or test your existing MyAVID login.  

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. 

Participants who are not in licensed AVID schools will receive further information regarding accessing resources for their chosen Community of Practice


We are committed to ensuring AVID ElevateXP 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 AVID.Australia@vu.edu.au at least 48 hours before the event commences. If you would like closed captions added to the recordings, please email AVID.Australia@vu.edu.au 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 ElevateXP experience.

Technical or other issues?


Email us at avid.events@vu.edu.au

Help Desk

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

The Zoom Help Desk is open from 9am to 3.30pm AEST on 19 and 20 May 2022.