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Canvas - Accessing Canvas for Students

How to access or log into Canvas as a student with a web browser and/or with the smartphone application.


Canvas Login (Web Browser):

*Note: Google Chrome is the recommended web browser when using Canvas.
1. Go to and click on Canvas found on the upper right side of the page or go directly to
homepage banner icons
2. Enter in your full UWL email address (including the and your password. Then click Sign in:

UW sign in window

3. Authenticate with your Okta device: 

Okta method window

4. Now you should be signed into Canvas and you should be able to see your Dashboard:
canvas sidebar icons 

Mobile App Login (Canvas Student):

*Note: Example pictures are from an Android phone.
1. Download the Canvas Student app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store for your mobile device:
canvas logo

2. Open up the Canvas Student app and tap on Find my school:
Canvas student login page

3. Search for University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and then select University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. 

*Note: The full URL for UWL's Canvas website is:

Canvas school selection

4. Select UW-La Crosse from the list of UW system schools and then tap on Go

UW system school selection page

6. Enter in your full UWL email (including the and your password. Then tap Sign in:

UW sign in window

7. Authenticate with your Okta Device:
Okta method window
8. Now you should be signed into your Canvas account and the Dashboard should show up in order to start using Canvas. 
Canvas dashboard

Need more help?

Canvas help topics
  • Please contact the Eagle Help Desk if you are having trouble logging in or accessing Canvas.
    • Phone number: (608) 785-8774
    • Email:

KeywordsCanvas, access ,accessing Canvas, Canvas support, web browser, UWL, login, mobile, smartphone, app, student, eagle security   Doc ID90519
OwnerDavid H.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2019-03-21 08:54:29Updated2024-05-06 13:03:42
SitesUW-La Crosse
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