Canvas Help

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

Canvas not responding? Check the Canvas status page.

Login to Canvas

Red Circle broken up into multiple piecesAre you a WWU faculty, staff, or student? Use the WWU Canvas Login.

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

WWU Canvas for Students

Introduction to Canvas

Canvas Accessibility

Canvas includes rich, interactive features that rely on state-of-the-art accessibility coding best practices, and to fully benefit from these accessibility practices users must remain current on their assistive technologies and always try to have the latest version installed.


During the Quarter

After Graduation

Video tutorials

The following links include tutorial videos with captions and transcripts:

WWU Canvas for Faculty

Beginning-of-Term Course Checklist

Introduction to Canvas



During the Term

Need assistance with Canvas?

Please contact Canvas Help at:
     Haggard Hall 154


WWU 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.

Request a Canvas guest account

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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