Canvas Learning Management System

Last updated: September 29, 2022
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


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How-tos for students


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New features and updates

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Reminder: End-of-quarter checklist

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