Canvas Access - As a UW-Madison student, how do I access my collaborative course?

This article describes the steps for UW-Madison students to access a UW System collaborative course for the first time. It also describes the steps for accessing the collaborative course after initial registration.

Before you begin

  • The instructor of your course will send you a shareable link from your Canvas course. If you do not yet have the link, contact your instructor.
  • To access Canvas, you will use your UW-Madison NetID and password.

Register for the course

  1. Click the special link your instructor sent you.
  2. A web page will open that will ask you to select your organization. Select "UW-Madison" then click the "Go" button.
  3. When prompted, enter your UW-Madison NetID and password.
    • If you have multi-factor authentication, you will be prompted to verify your identity at this point.
    • If you are already logged into a UW-Madison service, you will not need to re-enter your NetID and password.
  4. When prompted, click the "View Privacy Policy" link to learn about Instructure's privacy policy. Otherwise, click the "Enroll in Canvas" button.
  5. You will receive a message stating that you have been successfully enrolled in a course. Click "Go to your Dashboard" to see your courses.

Access your course after registration

  1. Visit the UWM Continuing Education login page (https://uwm.edu/canvas/continuing-ed/).
  2. Click "Login with your UWM or UW System login" to the right of the "Login to Canvas" button.
  3. A web page will open that will ask you to select your organization. Select "UW-Madison" then click the "Go" button.
  4. When prompted, enter your UW-Madison NetID and password.
    • If you have multi-factor authentication, you will be prompted to verify your identity at this point.
    • If you are already logged into a UW-Madison service, you will not need to re-enter your NetID and password.
  5. Once on your dashboard, click the Canvas course you wish to access.

Where can I go for help if I'm having difficulty logging in?




Keywords:uw-madison wisconsin madison login canvas wayf collaborative collab program special link login first time re-visit dashboard again   Doc ID:97081
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2020-01-14 00:00 CSTUpdated:2020-01-14 12:47 CST
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