As of 2:07 pM EST, Instructure identified increased errors which are causing slowness and errors when accessing Canvas. Currently, this has resulted in users receiving an error message stating “This website is under heavy load (request timed out) We’re sorry, too many people are accessing this website at the same time. We’re working on this problem. Please try again later.” Canvas Engineering team is currently implementing a fix to resolve these issues. You can check the status of Canvas on Canvas status page where updates are posted as they are available.