Service Catalog: Online Learning Management System

Summary (what you get):

Canvas is a web-based learning management system that may be used by students, faculty and staff at the Colleges to facilitate file sharing, digital assignment distribution and submission, asynchronous communication, collaborative writing and additional features and functionalities.

Services Included:

  • Integration with HWS network account
  • User guides and instructions
  • Instructional design consultation
  • Automatic creation of course sites via integration with the Registrar’s Peoplesoft system

When customer receives it:

Per the Registrar's schedule, IT Services will create courses after the close of the early registration process. Immediate access is granted to faculty upon creation of courses for the following semester; starting the 13th week of the current semester. Student access is granted upon faculty publication of a course.

Related information:

Canvas Resource Course

We've constructed a Canvas course to provide access to many kinds of help, including links to the following:

  • A quick start guide
  • Information about features and tools
  • Information on moving from Blackboard to Canvas
  • Example courses and design tips
  • Resources for students
  • Upcoming Canvas support events
  • Additional resources and contact information

To access the resource course, use this link: https://canvas.hws.edu/courses/921791.

Individual Assistance

Feel free to drop in at the Digital Learning Center or schedule a one-on-one session with the DLC staff (ext. 4420 | dlc@hws.edu) for further assistance or training about Canvas.

Questions and Answers

More information is available in the form of questions and answers.

Printable Instructions

Guides for instructors and students provided by Canvas, as well as reference guides, are available on the Instructions, Training Programs, & Guides page.

Where/how to request this service:

Log in to Canvas (using your regular HWS username and password) at https://canvas.hws.edu.


You can also use the Quicklink titled "Canvas-The Dock" in the dropdown menu on the HWS home page (see image at right).

power button If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please submit a request, call the Help Desk at  (315) 781-4357, or e-mail helpdesk@hws.edu.