Technology Resources and Support


For online learning and remote instruction, you will need an Internet connection and a desktop or laptop that is readily accessible.

You’ll also want access to a microphone, speaker and video camera for video-conferencing.

You may find a printer helpful if you want to print readings that are posted online.

Please note: UW IT has instituted specialized student support for online/remote learning which includes a request for technology like WiFi hotspots. Visit the IT Student Help for Online Learning.

Technology and Email Platforms


This is your official UW portal to your student account, registration, profile, tuition, deadlines and much more. Take a quick tutorial.

UW Canvas

UW Canvas is a learning management system utilized by instructors across the university.

Each class will have a UW Canvas site that organizes the course schedule, readings, and assignments as well as interactions like discussions and class meetings.

UW Email

You are expected to check the email directed to your UW email/student account. For student privacy reasons, this is the primary way that the UW Graduate School, your instructors, and your graduate program will communicate with you.

UW provides options between two cloud-based services to manage your UW student email: UW Exchange (Outlook) or UW Gmail.

Review and then select your UW email options.

Zoom Videoconferencing

All UW students now have access to a Zoom Pro account (standard version).

UW Google Suite

Many of the forms you will fill out (for petitions, requests, and scholarships)are UW Google Forms. UW GSuite also lets you collaborate with classmates and faculty advisors by sharing documents and files via Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Sites and more via Google Drive. Activate your UW Google Suite access.

Microsoft 365

You have access to UW Office 365 Office suite and Outlook exchange. See details and access UW Office 365.

UW IT Help

UW IT is ready to help with technology and media tools as well as introduce you to available media/software and web-based resources you have access to receive as a student

Don’t hesitate to contact UW IT for assistance with the above learning technologies at