Gaining Access to Canvas

If you need access to a block web site in Canvas, contact your regional coordinator and inform them. The coordinator will begin the process. You’ll need a UW Net ID.

If you do not remember your UW Net ID, contact UW-IT at

If you do not have a UW Net ID, please contact your site coordinator.

Who has access?

  • Students who are officially enrolled in your section.
  • Students from other sections will have access as Observers.
  • Block faculty and directors.
  • Regional deans and administrative staff.
  • SOM administrative staff.

In order for students to access a Canvas site, it needs to be published. Instructions for publishing a Canvas site are found in Publishing a Canvas course. Canvas sites should be published two weeks before the course begins.

To find and bookmark a course in Canvas

  1. Log on at & click the Courses tab at the top of the page.
  2. In the Courses tab, click View All or Customize. This will display a list of all your courses.
  3. Add a course to your Courses tab by “starring” the course.