Canvas - How do I login?

This article describes the steps and information needed for UWM students, instructors, staff, UW System course participants and non-UWM guests to access Canvas successfully.

Courses Listed in PAWS and the Schedule of Classes

Instructors and students are added to courses automatically in Canvas based on information in PAWS. It can take up to 24 hours for PAWS information to be sent to Canvas.

Students, Instructors and Affiliates with UWM Digital Identities

  1. Visit the Canvas website.
    1. Option 1: visit the UWM Canvas website directly (https://uwm.edu/canvas).
    2. Option 2: visit the UWM website (https://uwm.edu). Click either Current Students or Faculty / Staff at the top of the page and click Canvas.
  2. Click the Log Into Canvas button.
    Shows where to log into Canvas for UWM Students
  3. When prompted, enter your UWM email address and your password. Click the Login button to continue.
  4. Authenticate using your multi-factor authentication method. 

Did you encounter an error message? Contact the UWM Help Desk.

Instructors, Students and Other Participants from the UW System

To access your UWM Canvas courses, login to using your home UW institution's Canvas website. Once you are enrolled into your UWM course, it will appear on your Dashboard or your Courses list.

If you are from UW-Madison, see: Canvas Access - As a UW-Madison student, how do I access my collaborative course?

Non-UWM Instructors, Facilitators or Guest Lecturers

Before you can access Canvas, a sponsored account must be created for you, which is requested by the department you are affiliated with.

UWM sponsors: review information on Requesting a Sponsored account. (Account - Sponsored Account Information Including PREP/DFO List) Then, complete the Sponsored ePantherACCOUNT Request Form.

Within 2 business days, you will receive further information regarding the sponsored account request.

  • Once your account is established, login to Canvas using the "Students, Instructors and Affiliates with UWM Digital Identities" instructions on this page.
  • Upon successful login to Canvas, the instructor-of-record of the course will be able to enroll you into the appropriate course.
  • Once the instructor-of-record enrolls you, you will see the course on your Canvas Dashboard.

School of Continuing Education, Pre-College Programs and Certificate Programs, and Dual Enrollment Students from High Schools

UW-Milwaukee and UW System Participants

Refer to the following articles:

Training and Professional Development Courses for UWM Faculty, Staff and Students

By Special Link

  1. Click the link provided to you.
  2. Click the UW Employee / Faculty / Student button.
  3. From the "Select Organization" list, choose UW-Milwaukee.
  4. Enter your UWM email address and password in the following screens
  5. Click the Accept button at the top of the page.

By Invitation

  1. Visit the Canvas website.
    1. Option 1: visit the UWM Canvas website directly (https://uwm.edu/canvas).
    2. Option 2: visit the UWM website (https://uwm.edu). Click either Current Students or Faculty / Staff at the top of the page and click Canvas.
      Log in page for Continuing Education
  2. Click the Log Into Canvas button.
  3. When prompted, enter your UWM ePanther email address and your password.
  4. Click the Accept button at the top of the page.

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Keywordscanvas access log in special link continuing education paws epantherid courses course   Doc ID88860
OwnerDavid D.GroupUW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created2019-01-05 17:01:02Updated2024-02-05 15:58:13
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