Canvas at WFU

Canvas is our supported Learning Management System (LMS). This site will step you through learning opportunities and support resources for both faculty and students.

Remote Training Opportunities

There are many WFU-developed resources to get you started in Canvas. Take advantage of the WFU On-Demand Training developed and taught by our LMS Program Manager, Laura Brewer, check our the Canvas in a Hurry page learn the basics you need to get your class up and running in Canvas – fast, and reference this step-by-step handout to get you started in Canvas, from setting up your notification settings to building a course.


Browse the Canvas Guides to see our frequently answered questions.


Use the Canvas Support Live Chat to get questions answered quickly.


Get answers from our 24/7 WFU-dedicated support line at 833.383.5792


Submit a ticket to Canvas Support to let us know about your issues.

ITG Tech Tips

Our ITG Tech Tips are a great way to stay up to date on the newest features available in Canvas and common troubleshooting documentation.

About WFU’s LMS Transition

In Fall 2017, the Committee on Information Technology (CIT), Information Systems, and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative began working together to review the LMS landscape in higher education and evaluate how well our current LMS was meeting our needs. After a comprehensive evaluation, the committee announced in Spring 2019 that they recommended Canvas as the new campus LMS.

Choosing an LMS is not just about features. It’s about asking the right questions in order to get the right solution.

How did we make this decision?

Reference the entire LMS Evaluation Process, including the needs assessment, committee composition, and focus review findings.

Why did we move to Canvas?

The majority of vendor demonstration attendees indicated a transition to Canvas would be worth the time and effort of migrating to a new system.

How did we transition to Canvas?

Multiple resources were developed, as well as a robust support structure, to assist faculty with this transition.

Stay current with your courses anywhere! Download the Canvas app on your phone!

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