Problems with Canvas

PSU's Canvas log in page.

Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter Pitt State students wishing to start the new academic year with Canvas, PSU’s new online learning management system, hit a small snag the first day of classes. Instructure, the Utah-based software company responsible for Canvas, stated that about a third of Canvas customers experienced timeouts, poor response times and slow page loads. “Monday was our first major ‘bad day’ for Canvas,” said Instructure CEO Josh Coates in a recent blog post. “And it couldn’t have happened on a worse day since many of you were starting fall classes. One of our databases in our cluster started to register an abnormal load, which jacked things up.” Brenda Frieden, director of…