Amazon Web Outage

Our Canvas CMS has been out for half of the day today. This is where student assignments, grades and course content are stored for our whole university. I knew it was bigger than K-State when I saw a faculty friend from Mizzou wondering if others couldn’t use Canvas.

I soon learned that Canvas is hosted on Amazon Web Services or AWS, and that was the source of the difficulty. This is a service that is normally very reliable. So I started searching on Twitter to see what people are saying. And I found these memes about it already.