Get Started with Canvas

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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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.

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: 833-879-0860
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.

Affordable Instructional Resources

Northwestern students are expected to budget upwards of $1,600 per year for books and supplies. These costs vary by discipline and can negatively affect academic performance, especially students from low or middle income backgrounds. While scholarships, grants, and loans help tuition and housing, textbooks and supplies tend to fall directly within the student’s family or individual contribution, causing disparity within the classroom.

To raise awareness of this issue and support faculty and instructors throughout the process of addressing course costs, Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR) is a network of Northwestern faculty and staff interested in reducing or eliminating supplemental costs associated with required textbooks, course packets, access codes, equipment, and software.


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