Office 365 has been integrated with Canvas using SSO (single sign on), which allows students to access their Office 365 files in Canvas.

Accessing Office 365

Begin by selecting Office 365 from the course navigation.

If not already signed in to Office 365 on your computer, you will be prompted to log in.

If you are logged in, then you will see OneDrive and their Office 365 file contents.

For Students that are not logged into Office 365 and/or have not used Office 365

If you are not logged in and/or do not have an account, the Microsoft Sign In page will appear, and you should enter your WSU email address.
It is advised to not use personal email addresses; using your WSU email address will provide a seamless integration with Canvas and eliminate the need to log in each time you need to access the files.

You will be taken to the WSU Okta sign in page to complete the log in.

Once this is complete, you will have access to your Office 365 files in Canvas.

If you have any issues, please contact Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) at 509-335-4320 or

Cloud Assignments with a Microsoft OneDrive

If your instructor creates a cloud assignment with a Microsoft OneDrive file, you can open the assignment, edit the document directly, and submit your changes as your assignment submission.

When you open the assignment, Office 365 will create a copy of the file as your submission. You can open the document and make changes per the assignment instructions. When you are ready to submit the assignment, return to the Canvas assignment page and submit the assignment. The copied document is also added to your OneDrive folder for the course.

Cloud assignments are treated the same way as any other type of assignment submission. When you submit your assignment, your instructor will view the assignment exactly as it is when you click the Submit button. Even though cloud assignments can still be modified in the assignment page, any changes you make to the assignment after the submission cannot be viewed by your instructor unless you submit the assignment again as a resubmission.

Please review Submitting a Cloud Assignment for more details.