Canvas Help

Learning Systems Staff

Faculty Drop-In Center

Located in Haggard Hall 154


  • Monday: 3 to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 to 11:30 am
  • Or by appointment

Canvas Technical Issues 

Instructional Design Help 

Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment

Teaching Handbook
Innovative Teaching Showcase
Blended/Online Learning Workshops
Faculty Summer Grant

Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) for Western Washington University.


How to Access Canvas

Are you a WWU faculty, staff, or student? Use the WWU Canvas Login.

Are you a WWU guest? Use the WWU Canvas Guest Login.

Canvas Support

Help for Instructors




During the Term

Help for Students



During the Quarter


Canvas Manual Course Request Form

Canvas Online Forms

  • Request a non-CRN course 

    • This request form is for a manually-created Canvas course where you intend to manage enrollment yourself. Your request should be created within two working days.
    • If you wish to make use of Western's automated enrollment for courses, which have a Course Record Number (CRN), do NOT use this form. CRN-based courses are normally created automatically at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the academic quarter. 



  • Canvas Guest Accounts Request Form Canvas Guest Account Request Form

    • This request form is for a person without a WWU account to be added to a Canvas course. Your request should be created within two working days.






  • Cross-List Your Courses Canvas Cross-List Request Form

    • This request form is helpful for instructors who are teaching multiple instances of a course during an academic quarter. All CRNs of a course can be combined, or cross-listed, into one primary course, where content can be developed in one source instead of multiple sources. Your request should be created within two working days.









Additional Canvas Resources