Get Started

Need help getting started? Attend a workshop or get one-on-one help. Training schedules and information will be updated on the NU Canvas Info Outlook calendar. Use the Outlook Web Application (OWA) to add this calendar in your Outlook account.


Canvas Learning Center

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The Canvas team offers mini-consultation hours each week. During these sessions, faculty, staff, or students may ask simple questions about Canvas or other teaching tools. Brief introductions to Canvas for newbies are also offered during these mini-consultations.

Faculty, staff, or students can drop by during these hours, but we highly recommend that you sign up for an appointment.Links to an external site. By registering, you will help us accommodate you efficiently.

Sign up here to REGISTER for a mini-consultation! 


Mini-Consultation Hours:

  • Tuesdays  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Mini-consultations are held in the University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, 2 East, Room 2650. Here's a map to help you find our office. 

For a more extensive appointment involving more complicated questions, please sign up for a consultation instead of a mini-consultation. A full consultation allows you to ask more complex questions or receive expert advice about other tools that might help you with your teaching.

Canvas Workshops

Canvas workshop sessions provide Northwestern instructors with opportunities for hands-on learning. 
Sign up for a Canvas Workshop.

After you've completed a workshop, please feel free to provide your comments and suggestions. Workshop Evaluation Form.

Request a Consultation

Faculty, graduate students, and staff who have complex questions or are not available during the mini-consultation hours can request a 45-minute face-to-face consultation. Request a consultation.

Getting to Know Canvas

Visit the Canvas Learning Center for key information and tools that will make managing your courses in Canvas successful.

Remember to create a bookmark for quick access!

See what students and faculty at Northwestern have to say about Canvas on the NUIT YouTube channel.

Getting Support

Northwestern has contracted with Instructure to provide 24/7 support for general questions relating to getting started, how to use Canvas features, and basic troubleshooting assistance.

For Northwestern NetID-related issues, contact the IT Support Center at (847) 491-4357 (1-HELP) or

Canvas Support:

Phone: 855-680-0126
Start a Live Chat

Online Resources:

Canvas Help Guides

Canvas for Students

Visit the Canvas Student Center for key information and tools that will make your use of Canvas successful.