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Activating Your Continuing Education eLearning Account

After you register for a Continuing Education Course, an account will be created for you within 90 minutes. You will receive an email from notifications@instructure.com, like the one pictured below. Click the link in the email to finish the registration process and set a password for your new Canvas account.

link to finish activating the account









If you click the link in the email but you've already completed the registration process, you may see the error message below:

problems with registration page















Accepting Invite to Continuing Education Course

Log in to eLearning and click the green Accept button:

green Accept button


Do not click the "Get Started" button!

After you've been invited to a Continuing Education course, you may receive the following email:

Get Started button in email

Do not click the Get Started button in this email.  If you do, you'll be redirected to the MyUWF login screen.  Your log-in credentials will not work here; the MyUWF login screen is for current//former students for college-credit courses, and for current/former UWF employees. 

To learn how to log in to Canvas, visit Accessing eLearning and follow the directions in the I am a Continuing Education student section.  After you're logged in, you should see the green Accept button referenced above.

Recovering your Continuing Education Canvas Login ID or Password

Step 1

Go to elearning.uwf.edu and click Log In using 'Continuing Education'

Step 2

Follow the instructions for one of these two options:


  1. Your Login ID will be the same email address you provided when registering for the course. If you do not know, or need to change, your Login ID please contact Continuing Education at (850) 473-7468 or continuinged@uwf.edu.

1. Once at the page click on Forgot Password? link.

Desktop/Laptop BrowserMobile Browser

elearning desktop login page

elearning mobile login page

2. On the next page, enter your Login ID and select Request Password

Desktop/Laptop BrowserMobile Browser

elearning request password desktop page

elearning request password mobile page

3. You will receive an email like the one pictured below

Click the link in the email to change your password.

link to change password

4. Create your new password by entering it into the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes, then click Update Password

screen for choosing password













5. Once your password has been updated, you may log in to your account at: https://uwf.instructure.com/login/canvas

If have trouble logging into your account directly from the "Forgot Password" link please contact the ITS Help Desk at (850)474-2075 or helpdesk@uwf.edu

Helpful Links

Canvas Help for Students


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