Learning Management Systems (LMS)

What is an LMS?

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software platform that supports a range of uses from fully online courses to hybrid, blended, and flipped learning.

The LMS allows for delivery of materials and communication to students, administrations of tests and assignments, record keeping, early alerts, and more.

What is Canvas?

To log in to your Canvas course space, navigate to Canvas.wsu.edu and log in with your WSU NID and password to access Canvas.

If you are interested in a safe place to test ideas and play around in Canvas, you can request a Canvas sandbox (an empty course shell).

What is a course “More Information” page?

All courses have a “More Information” page which is where students can go to find additional course-related information including, but not limited to, credits, a description, and textbooks.

More Information pages are available:

  • in the Schedule of Classes. Select the More Information link listed with the course.
  • in myWSU. In the Class Details/Notes section for the course, the web address for the page will be listed. Copy the web address and paste it in your browser.

Example of a More Information page

Prior Syllabus Versions

For Global Campus, the More Information page also offers a link to prior iterations of the “Course Overview” and “Course Work” information from previous syllabus. Beginning for your Fall 2022 course, the link will appear at the bottom of the More Information page.

Note for Faculty

  • Due to the process being used, it is critical that the existing section header names of “Course Work” and “Course Overview” remain unchanged.
  • The following information should not be added to the aforementioned sections:
    • Semester-specific information (e.g., dates, events, etc.)
    • Confidential information (e.g., codes)
    • Name or contact information of the instructor or TAs
    • Specifics about assignments (e.g., instructions, due dates, etc.)
    • Any other information you do not want made public

Example of “Course Overview” and “Course Work” information

Review Global Campus communication regarding Fall 2022 for additional information.

LMS Support

Canvas Support Resources


Forms and Policies