Canvas impacted by Amazon Web Services outage | News

UW Canvas and Panopto users began experiencing sluggishness and timeout errors around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to UW-IT. breakdown report.

Exams and quizzes for several courses have been affected by the outages and may need to be rescheduled. Students also reported losing access to course Zoom links and other information hosted on the platform.

These disruptions are caused by a major Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage that impacted Canvas services for students across the country. Disney+, Netflix, Slack and other platforms have also problems encountered related to the failure.

Since 2018, over 1,000 It has been noted that US colleges and universities use Canvas as their primary learning management system.

Several courses in the finals at Western Washington University were affected, Western Today reported. Other institutions reporting problems include the University of Oregon and Clemson University.

An update on the AWS status page stated that “all users may not be experiencing outages” as they are experiencing issues specifically affecting AWS’ primary US-East-1 region, which is hosted in northern Virginia, according to CBS.

Service was finally restored around 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to the outage report.

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