Instructors gain access to Canvas within a few days of activating their UNI. Visit the CUIT Website for more information: https://cuit.columbia.edu/account-issues-uni-activation
If you are an instructor (or a guest lecturer, who might not be assigned with a UNI) and need access to Canvas earlier, please contact us to enquire about setting up a guest account for you.
Students are enrolled in their registered Canvas courses within a few hours of registering for the course.
If you are a student and, prior to the semester starting, you can see the course in Canvas but can't access the content, it's likely your course is still undergoing some finishing touches. You will have access by the first day of the course.
For late enrollments, please contact your Advisor about being added to the Canvas course.