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Canvas - How do I view my courses?

Courses can be accessed in the Global Navigation Menu through the Dashboard or Courses.

You can organize your Dashboard to only contain courses you wish to access frequently (called favorites). Other courses can still be assessed by clicking on the All Courses link within Courses. 

Before WINGS semester courses are available, instructors can start developing course content by creating a Sandbox Course.

  • These are used to set up course content before WINGS courses are in Canvas or to try out different Canvas features. 
  • Once semester courses are loaded, instructors can import content directly from a sandbox course.
  • If the instructor is new to UWL, they may need to log into Canvas first to activate their account and then can be added to a course.
    • If the WINGS courses are not in Canvas yet, please contact for assistance with setting up a sandbox course for new UWL instructors. 

Resources for instructors

Resources for students

24/7/365 Canvas Support is available through the help icon in Canvas, by calling the phone support for faculty, staff and students or email us directly at

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Keywords:missing courses, favorite courses, dashboard, global navigation   Doc ID:98489
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-05 16:03 CDTUpdated:2021-06-07 14:14 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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