Every person at UMW gets an email account when they arrive at the University. These accounts are created for you automatically. You must know your NetID and Password to access your UMW email.
For new students, you must log into your student email using your temporary password the first time.
The first time you log into your e-mail account you will be asked to change your password. After changing your password and logging back in with the new password you will be asked a few setup security questions; once you have answered those questions you will be brought to your mailbox.
Canvas is the online course management system where many of your online classes will exist. Canvas will allow you to particpate in course discussion room, submit projects, access syllabi, find assignments, and read class announcements.
Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser.
We highly recommend updating to the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.
Some supported browsers may still produce a banner stating "Your browser does not meet the minimum requirements for Canvas." If you have upgraded your browser but you are still seeing the warning banner, try logging out of Canvas and deleting your browser cookies.
Webcams are not required, but they are highly recommended.
Flash is required for recording or viewing audio/videoas well as uploading files to a course or an assignment. Other than these features, Flash is not required to use most areas of Canvas. Please note that some browsers may no longer support Flash.
The Java plug-in is required for screen sharing in Conferences. Please note that some browsers do not support Java. Otherwise, there are no other browser plug-ins used by Canvas.
QuickTime or Windows Media Player
Canvas is best viewed at a minimum of 800x600, which is the average size of a notebook computer. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.
Mobile Operating System Native App Support
Computer Speed and Processor