Amazon has been experiencing problems with their AWS (Amazon Web Services) service offerings for the last few hours. All we do know, at this point, is that Canvas has been affected. If you are subscribed to any of the AWS services, here is a link (https://status.aws.amazon.com/) to their status page that will give you the latest information regarding the repair of AWS.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Director – Campus Services
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