This document answers frequently asked questions for UW-Madison students using Canvas.
Canvas is UW-Madison’s learning management system (LMS). You will use Canvas to view course materials, submit assignments and quizzes, and view grades for many of your UW-Madison courses.
Log into https://canvas.wisc.edu with your NetID credentials.
If you are a UW-Madison student, your Canvas account will be created automatically and linked with your NetID. If you are unable to log into Canvas:
If you are an applicant or an external student, you may not have a NetID or your NetID may not be automatically eligible for Canvas. If you need to access a course in Canvas, your course instructor or program administrator may need to request a Canvas account for you.
By default, your current courses will appear on your Canvas Dashboard.
To access past courses, select the Courses item from the main menu and go to All Courses. See “How do I view all my Canvas courses as a student?” for more information.
Alternatively, you can access your courses through the Courses app in MyUW. In addition to a link to the Canvas course sites for your courses, the Courses app contains information such as required textbooks and meeting locations for in-person courses.
You may not be able to access your current semester’s courses in Canvas if:
For any other problems with accessing your course, contact the DoIT Help Desk.
Visit the Learn@UW-Madison KnowledgeBase for information about Canvas issues that are unique to UW-Madison.
Contact the DoIT Help Desk for assistance.