The steps below outline how to access Canvas if you don't have an EWU NetID account. 

You will receive an email to join a Canvas course. The message will look similar to this: 

Email Invite

Click Get Started.

(If you do not receive an invitation, please contact the course instructor or check your email spam/junk settings.)

The Welcome Aboard screen displays in Canvas.


1) If you already created an account and password via a previous invitation -  

Select “I Have a Canvas Account”, log in, and follow the steps accordingly.

2) Is this your first time accessing Canvas - 

If so, choose Create My Account and enter a password of your choosing (please remember your new password). Your account is now established and you will be placed into Canvas, where you can now accept the course invitation.

For future logins - 

Use the URL below to continue logging into Canvas, using the email address and password you created above:

Alternative URL:


NOTE:  Once you get to this login page, bookmark it or add it to your Favorites, so it is easily accessible in the future.