Accessing a Canvas Course by Invitation (No UWP Account)

This document explains how to log into a Canvas course without a UW-Parkside email address.

There are occasionally circumstances that will require users without UW-Parkside credentials to log into Canvas. If you are a user unaffiliated with Parkside and have been sent Canvas login information, please follow these steps to access the Canvas course you have been enrolled into.

You will have been added to the Canvas course using a specific email address, so expect an invitation from Instructure (Canvas) to appear in your email inbox shortly after the invitation has been sent. It will have information about the course you've been enrolled into, your role within the course, and your personal credentials. Note: You'll want to save the URL included within the email, as this will be how you access the course once you've made a Canvas account.

Click Get Started to begin creating your account:
Canvas Invitation

After you click Get Started, a new page will open that will ask you to select whether or not you have a Canvas account already. In most cases, you'll select Create My Account:

Create Canvas Account


Once you've chosen to create a new Canvas account, you'll be asked to register new credentials, and that's the last step!

Register Canvas Account


Click Register and you'll immediately be taken to the Canvas homepage.