Accessing Courses in Canvas

Many courses at UBC and at UBC Extended Learning are hosted on Canvas, a popular online learning management system (LMS) used by universities. In Canvas, you’ll find your course lessons or modules, along with resources your instructor has provided.

If this is your first time taking a course with Extended Learning, you’ll need to first create a basic UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account.

When you register for a course, we’ll send you an email one to seven days before the course starts with information on accessing your course.

To access your course:

  1. Click on the link provided in the email. You’ll be taken to a CWL Authentication page where you enter your CWL login name and password. You are then redirected to Canvas.
  2. Find your course under Dashboard.

You’ll have access to your course one to seven days before the course starts. Your instructor, however, may not have yet shared materials with you.

After your course ends, you’ll be able to access course materials in Canvas for one to three weeks, after which the course will close.