Information and Help for Canvas


West Valley College uses a learning management system (LMS) for teaching and learning called Canvas. Canvas enables faculty to set up and manage courses in a central location, and provides secure delivery of course content and access to teaching and learning anytime anywhere for online courses.

Canvas allows students to work and collaborate, to view lessons, submit assignments, take exams, communicate with instructors and other students, track their academic performance and activity instantly at login, and to configure, customize and display course reports in a safe password-protected virtual environment.

Canvas is a generally intuitive and easy to use LMS, but if you are a new user, or if you need support, please review the Canvas guides in this website, and spend time familiarizing yourself with all of the tools.

You can access our Canvas site at

Need Help with Canvas?

Please review the guides below to see if they can answer your questions.

If you still need help, please email Max Gault,

Make sure that you include:

  • Your name
  • Your seven-digit college ID number (and eight-digit date of birth - if you are having an issue logging in)
  • The course department and number (e.g., MATH 001)
  • The five-digit section number of the course as listed in the schedule of classes.

Canvas Student Guides

Canvas student "getting started" guide (PDF)

Canvas student guide (PDF)





Conversations (Canvas course mail)




Profile and User Settings


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last published: 3/21/18