Canvas For Faculty

Create a Canvas Course

Canvas now let's you create your own Canvas course for academic, non-academic, and testing purposes. You can do all of this within Canvas itself.

To start creating a Canvas course:

  1. Log into Canvas with your UW NetID
  2. Click on Help in the top-right portion of the page, next to Logout

    navigation bar with help highlighted

  3. A window will appear. Click on Request a Course

    Request a canvas course under help bar

  4. You will be redirected to Canvas' course request page

From here, you will be able to create an academic, non-academic, or test course.

Note: At this time, we recommend that you only create non-academic and test courses.

To create a non-academic course:

Select course type with non academic course highlighted

  1. Click on Non-academic course
  2. Select which department, unit, or group this course belongs to by clicking on the drop-down menu and selecting the appropriate choice
    • Note: We recommend that you only choose the Faculty/Staff/Organization Course option at this time
  3. Type in the name of the course you wish to use and then click on Create Course
  4. A confirmation message will appear and your course will be created within 2 business days

Note: if you click on Other (not listed) from the drop-down menu, you will have to include additional information, such as your contact information and a description of the course.

To create a test course:

course type options with test course highlighted

  1. Click on Test course
  2. Type in the name of the course you wish to use
  3. Click on Create Course