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Getting Started

Log into WyoCourses at, using your UWYO login credentials, the same login you use for WyoRecords.

Guides and instructions for using Canvas in WyoCourses are available in print and video formats. 

Getting Help

The University of Wyoming Information Technology Help Desk is available to help you with problems you might encounter with WyoCourses. The IT Help Desk is backed up by the Canvas help desk for after hours support. 


For Login and Technical Issues

For WyoCourses Issues
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Chat with IT Tech Support

Chat with Canvas Support

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      Phone IT Help Desk: 307-766-4357     

      Canvas Toll Free Help Desk: 855-778-9971     

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The source of many technical problems is often the web browser. Check the Browser Recommendations to confirm you are using a supported browser version. When you encounter a problem, you might try a different browser. 


LockDown Browser

Your course may require you to take quizzes, tests, and exams through the Respondus LockDown Browser. The LockDown Browser must be installed on the computer on which you are taking the exam. All computers in UW student computer labs, and computers at the Outreach Regional Centers around the state already have LockDown Browser installed. To install LockDown Browser on your personal computer, consult the Respondus Page. If you have problems with LockDown Browser, also consult the Respondus Page, or contact the IT Help Desk.


Student FAQ

Canvas has reported that a recent change in Internet Explorer 11 and Edge has created problems with users submitting assignments. Currently, these are the recommended workarounds:

  1. Use a supported browser other than IE 11 or Edge to submit assignments. A list of the other browsers we support is available to you here: This is the surest, simplest solution for users who have access to a browser other than IE 11 or Edge.
  2. Add Canvas to the list of "trusted" websites in Internet Explorer. This has to be done in Internet Explorer, because Edge doesn't have this workflow in its UI yet. Adding a trusted site in IE carries over to Edge. This process is unintuitive to a point where we hesitate to suggest it to less-than-quite-savvy users.

WyoCourses is what the University of Wyoming is branding Canvas, the new system for online course delivery.


All major image and document formats are supported by WyoCourses. Video and audio can be up to 500MB in size. WyoCourses also supports video embedding, so videos can be uploaded to YouTube and embedded in the course for viewing. For a full list of supported video and audio types, click here.


You can access several different demo courses on the Canvas site. These demo courses are prepopulated with data to give you a good feel for what a course shell will look like. 


WyoCourses borrows many modern web-design concepts from easy to use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. From feedback we’ve heard from faculty using WyoCourses, many are enthusiastic about the ease of use of WyoCourses for faculty and students. If you need assistance or have questions, please email or visit our Team Dynamix support page, located here.


In addition to its user-friendly interface, WyoCourses is built from the ground-up on modern web technologies, meaning it plays nicer in your browser and includes features users now expect. For example, the communication system allows instructors and students to customize WyoCourses to notify them via Email, SMS Texts, Facebook, or Twitter of notable course events like upcoming assignments, announcements, or tests.

The platform also easily integrates with 3rd party tools like SlideShare, Google Docs, and Quizlet flash cards. In addition, many external tools can be integrated through a technology called LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability), which is a published open spec.

WyoCourses is also a cloud-hosted platform. In practice, this means minor bugs can be fixed seamlessly without interrupting courses with downtime. New features can also be introduced gradually over time instead of one massive, jarring overhaul.

WyoCourses has a robust, open user community that collaborates online to answer questions and brainstorm innovative uses of the tool. You can browse the community here:


WyoCourses currently has great apps available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android. For other devices, Canvas works fairly well in mobile web browsers.

Of note to instructors: One of WyoCourses’ apps for iPad is called SpeedGrader, and makes it easy to do routine grading on your iPad.

Search the App Store on your iOS device for ‘Canvas’ or ‘SpeedGrader’ respectively to find the apps. For Android, search the Google Play store for 'Instructure Canvas' to find the app on your Android device.


If you aren't redirected, type the address ( into the address bar of your browser again. This should take you directly in to WyoCourses. 


Questions and comments can be sent to or submitted via Team Dynamix here.