What is Canvas?

Canvas is W&L's learning management system (LMS).

How do I access it?

Use your W&L network credentials to log in at If you do not have W&L credentials, log in at

How are my students added to a Canvas course site?

Students are added automatically to course sites at W&L. Course rosters are be updated three times daily: 8:50 am, 1:50 pm, and 4:50 pm EST.

My students don't see my course--What's the issue?

Make sure you have published your course. There's a publish button in the upper left corner on the site main page.

How do I get help with Canvas as an instructor?

The searchable Canvas Guides have a wealth of information on frequently asked questions; in particular, the Canvas Instructor Guides will likely answer any questions you have. 

Also, visit the Canvas Community to find some invaluable resources, including links to videos and discussion forums. In addition to the Canvas Guides for faculty and students, you can ask questions, chat with other users of Canvas at other schools, and propose new features for Canvas. 

We love seeing and working with you! Contact Brandon Bucy at or Helen MacDermott at for assistance.

How do I get help with Canvas as a student?

The Canvas Student Guide will likely answer any questions you have.

How do I get additional help or assistance?

You can always contact the ITS Information Desk in Leyburn Library at (540) 458-4357 (HELP) or send an email with your request to