Canvas Learning Management System

Last updated: May 7, 2024
Audience: StudentsInstructorsStaff

Canvas is the official learning management system of the UW. Canvas simplifies course management tasks: publishing course materials, grading, communicating with students, and more. Students can use Canvas to access course content, submit assignments anytime, anywhere and collaborate with peers and instructors. Canvas is FERPA-compliant and has no service fee for eligible users.

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Instructors & Staff

Create your Canvas course, publish course materials, grade student work, and more.
How-tos for instructors & staff


Learn how to access course materials, submit assignments, chat with classmates, and more.
How-tos for students


Explore the Canvas course template

Feb. 09, 2021

UW-IT and UW Learning Technologies developed a basic course template to help instructors quickly create…

Resources for Teaching Remotely

Feb. 09, 2021

Explore resources for teaching remotely: UW information hubs from Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma, including the…

UW Course Readiness Checklist for Online Instruction

Feb. 09, 2021

Check out the course readiness checklist when setting up a Canvas course for remote instruction. From setting…

Usage Information

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