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Please note! You will be given access to your course in Canvas automatically when you register for a course!

To log in to Canvas, click on "Log in" at the bottom of the page.

The APP!

For Canvas there is a great app called Canvas Student. Download it for your phone and you will always have your courses with you. In the app you will see messages from your teachers, your schedule and all the information available in Canvas.


Getting started with Canvas

To get started in Canvas we have made a couple of screenshots.

Change language

  1. Go to your account (Konto)
  2. Click settings (Inställningar).
  3. Edit settings (Redigera inställningar)
  4. Choose language


This is the start page when you are logged in to Canvas.

Canvas Dashboard

The course

The course page can look very different depending on how your teacher chooses to build the course.

Canvas Course example

The Calendar

In the calendar you will of course find your schedule but also appointments with your teacher, reminders to sign up for written exams and registering for courses as well as events that you can add yourself to help you in your studies.

Canvas Calender

Access to course

If you need access to a course in Canvas that you have taken before but not finished you can request to be given access to the course material or to be re-registered. Use the mail link below to send your request to Servicecenter. Be sure to write down the course code, your personal identification no. and the reason why you need access to the course in the mail to Servicecenter so they can help you.



Publishing material that is copyright-protected, at Canvas means a spread and requires the consent of the copyright holder. This also applies when Canvas through password restricts access to a group of students. This means for example that you cannot scan and via Canvas distribute copyright protected material. Permit is also required for spreading in a small group and even if the material is on password-protected pages.

Electronic bulletin boards

The person (teachers and students) who has put the material at Canvas is the one who is ultimately responsible for the material and that it is acceptable. Examples of materials referred to here can be posts on discussion forums, documents, chat, file sharing. Furthermore, such a material is to be considered as public documents and may be handed out if someone requests it and if there is for some reason no privacy rule that prevents this.

The teacher who is responsible for the course has, according to the Law "Lagen om ansvar för elektroniska anslagstavlor" (external link, swedish), responsibility to monitor and if necessary remove material considered incompatible with the copyright protection or if it involves sedition, incitement to racial hatred, child pornography or unlawful depiction of violence. In addition, the staff at University West has the right to delete such posts which are contrary to rules and guidelines for the use of the university's IT resources.