Canvas Student FAQ’s - Wallace Community College

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Canvas LogoWallace Community College is making the switch to Canvas, a fresh learning management system featuring an easy-to-navigate interface, intuitive dashboard, simplified course design, and accessible layout.

Frequently Asked Questions about…


Canvas is a web-based LMS used by learning institutions, educators and students to access and manage online course learning materials and community about skill development and learning achievement.

Wallace Community College and all institutions in the Alabama Community College System will use Canvas. It is a part of a major statewide initiative to evolve our learning experience and increase student success.

Classes in Fall 2024 will be using Canvas.

Canvas has a variety of customizable course creation and management tools, course and user analytics and statistics and internal communication tools.

All WCC Canvas users may access Canvas tech support 24 x 7 x 365 by clicking the Help button in the left-side gray navigation menu.

Some of the reasons include:

  • Greatly improved student experience with features students have asked for, such as improved calendar and to-do lists, common course structure, and an excellent student mobile app.
  • Canvas is more intuitive to use, with less start-up time for new students

Go to your PERSONAL email and open an email from This will allow you to claim your new and activate your new single sign-on account.

Go to MyWCC Experience and click on Personal Information. You will be able to add your personal email there.

Reach out to the ITS Helpdesk and they will resend the email for you.

ACCS is moving to a unified identity for all applications including Banner, Canvas and Microsoft Office 365. The domain name of this environment is The username for every user at Wallace Community College will be the user’s

Students will transition completely to emails will continue to be available for use for employees.