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Canvas - Access for Non-UW Personnel (UW-Madison)

This article describes the steps for allowing someone outside of UW-Madison (e.g. Someone from industry that's helping teach a class) access to Canvas.


All access to Canvas is provided via NetID accounts.  Non-UW personnel who need access to Canvas will need to obtain a NetID. The mechanism for getting a NetID for Non-UW people is "Manifest."

For One Person/Small Group of People  (Less than 10)

  • Gather the person(s)'s name and email that needs access to the Canvas course.
  • Email this information to
  • NOTE: This process can take several days to be created, so allow adequate time for the NetID creation process.

For a Large Group of People (or people that will need access to extensive amounts of time)

  • Please email for assistance. Please include the following information in the email: Nature of the students who need access, the number of students, and how long access will be required.  

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Keywords:guest visitor non-uw personal manifest canvas netid   Doc ID:66202
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2016-08-17 09:37 CDTUpdated:2017-03-16 13:00 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, UW-Madison Canvas
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