Canvas Support - Where to get help with Canvas

This article lists the support contacts for the use of Canvas at UWM. Support information is provided for students, instructors, non-instructional staff, and guests of UWM.

In general, students and other course participants are served by Canvas Tier I support and the UWM Help Desk. Instructors are served by CETL, school and college support offices, and IT offices to facilitate day-to-day Canvas use. Instructors can leverage Canvas Tier I support at any time.

Students

First: Contact your instructor

Your course instructor can frequently answer questions or make adjustments to your course that may resolve your question or concern. If a technical issue affects your ability to complete coursework, it is important for your instructor to be notified as quickly as possible before you continue. You may contact your instructor in several ways: 

  • If you have access to your course on Canvas, the syllabus of your course will have the contact information of your instructor included. 

  • In UWM's Schedule of Classes, the name of your instructor will be listed on the page of your course section. To access the UWM Schedule of Classes, click the following link: Course Catalog.

  • You can search the name of your instructor in the Outlook search bar and their UWM email address will appear. Alternatively, you can search their name in UWM's Search Directory, which will usually link their UWM email. To access UWM's search directory, click the following link: People Search.

Second: Canvas Tier I Support

  • Get assistance with using Canvas 24/7/365

Click the Help icon in Canvas to contact Canvas support by email, phone or chat. User guides are also available. You can also call Canvas support toll-free in the United States at (833) 826-8713.

Third: UWM Help Desk

  • Support with campus technology services including Canvas
  • Assistance with resetting passwords, accessing email and other access issues
  • Desktop support
  • Classroom support

Contact the UWM Help Desk or visit the UWM KB for additional Canvas support articles.


Instructors (faculty, teaching academic staff, teaching assistants)

Some schools and colleges use CETL as their main support while others offer discipline-specific and general support in-partnership with CETL. 

Institution teaching and learning support: CETL Support Commons

CETL offers:
  • Comprehensive support for instructors for Canvas by phone, email, Microsoft Teams, and walk-ins.
  • Training and professional development through synchronous and self-paced workshops.
  • Course design assistance.
  • Pedagogical and curricular consultations.
  • External learning tools used within Canvas.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
CETL Support Commons
Engelmann Hall B59
(414) 229-4319
cetl@uwm.edu

Institution technology support: UWM Help Desk

  • Support with campus technology services including Canvas
  • Assistance with resetting passwords, accessing email and other access issues
  • Desktop support
  • Classroom support

Contact the UWM Help Desk or visit the UWM KB for additional Canvas support articles.


School and college support offices

School of Education

The School of Education partners with CETL to offer comprehensive support. For support, contact the SOE Educational Design Office: soe-eddesign@uwm.edu.
  • School/college-specific learning technology solutions (ePortfolios, pedagogical consultations, integration with Zoom, etc.)
  • Ongoing support for Canvas
  • Course design
  • Multimedia and Ed Tech Solutions
Kristin Gaura
(414) 251-8510

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences partners with CETL to offer comprehensive support. Contact CHS Academic Initiatives and Planning by email.
  • School/college-specific learning technology solutions
  • Ongoing support for Canvas
  • Course review
  • Accessibility review
Susan Stalewski
NWQ B6515
(414) 229-5992 or (414) 229-5619
Nora Miller
Enderis Hall 1041
(414) 229-6329

College of Letters & Science

The L&S Instructional Technology Office is tightly integrated with CETL to support initiatives, offer comprehensive support to instructors, and administer services. Instructors can contact L&S Instructional Technology directly, or through the CETL Support Commons.

  • Department-specific educational technology solutions
  • Department-specific workshop requests
  • Ongoing support for Canvas
  • Curriculum design
  • Multimedia solutions
  • Online proctoring support
  • Accessibility review

Kathy Pinkowsky
(414) 229-6358
pinkows4@uwm.edu

School of Information Studies

The School of Information Studies offers discipline-specific support to instructors.

  • School/college-specific learning technology solutions and instructional design
  • Ongoing support for Canvas
  • Course review
Chad Zahrt
NWQ B 3521
(414) 229-5421

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing partners with CETL to offer comprehensive support. Contact the Nursing Educational Technology Office: edt-consultants@uwm.edu
  • Ongoing support for Canvas
  • Course design

Laura Bennett
Cunningham Hall 465
(414) 229-2362
bennetl@uwm.edu

Richard Chiappa
Cunningham Hall 465A
(414) 251-9285
rchiappa@uwm.edu

UW Flexible Option programs

School/college support (preferred)

Refer to the support information for your school or college to see the comprehensive list of support options for course design, training, and project management.


School of Continuing Education, Certificate Students, and Non-credit Students

Contact your instructor or program organizer first

Your course instructor or organizer can frequently answer questions or make adjustments to your course that may resolve your question or concern. If a technical issue affects your ability to complete coursework, it is important for your course leader to be notified as quickly as possible before you continue.

Canvas Tier I support

  • Get assistance with using Canvas 24/7/365

Click the Help icon in Canvas to contact Canvas support by email, phone or chat. User guides are also available. You can also call Canvas support toll-free in the United States at (833) 826-8713.




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Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2018-06-14 11:05 CSTUpdated:2022-09-13 11:36 CST
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