Getting Started...

Here is how Canvas works:


  1. Faculty will publish their Canvas Course page for the current quarter.
  2. Students will login to Canvas and see their course in the Courses Dropdown tab at the top of the page.
  3. If you do not see your current quarter courses listed, there may be several reasons...
    • The faculty member teaching your course is not using Canvas or has not published the course yet.
    • If you have checked with the faculty member and you still do not see your class, there may be a sync issue between the registratoin system and Canvas. Email
    • The course may be hidden. Click on the "customize" link in the course dropdown and see if you course is listed.

From then on, you can access Canvas from the TOOLS menu on the UW Tacoma homepage or go directly to


Visit "How do I" to learn how to perform common tasks in Canvas like submitting assignments, responding to discussion boards and communicating with faculty.