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Canvas Server

Canvas Server is a Ruby on Rails application running on Jruby that runs on the Java Virtual Machine.

See the installation guide for how to install and run Canvas.

Documentation is not available for developing your own API for programmatic control of Canvas since the use cases are too expansive to properly document. Most typically, GridFabric will be contracted to help build the kernal of your integration based on your unique use case, and then hand that over with specific instructions for your team to develop from there.


  • Installation Guide: full instructions for installing and running Canvas
  • Use Notes: an assortment of notes about using Canvas
  • Adapter: information about creating a custom adapter to programmatically control Canvas and link it to your system