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

UPDATE - June 9, 2017

On June 16, 2017 we will be transitioning to Microsoft Azure as primary authentication for logging into WWU Canvas. The process will take all day. During that time, some users may be unable to login to Canvas. 

After this transition has completed, you will be using the same method to login as Office365. Click here for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact or the ATUS Help Desk.



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



How to Access Canvas

Are you a WWU faculty, staff, or student? Login to WWU Canvas here.

Are you a WWU guest? Login to WWU Canvas here.


Help for Instructors


Help for Students


Online Forms for Canvas-Related Requests

  • 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

    • 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 

    • 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.


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