REMINDER: Nov. 17: MFA with Duo required for Canvas
Starting Thursday, November 17, employees will authenticate with Multi-Factor Authentication using Duo to access Canvas. Canvas is not classified as containing high-risk data, so, in most cases, when using "Trust this browser," you will be prompted to authenticate about once a day, even when you close your browser, close your laptop, or put your computer to sleep.
For more information and tips on using MFA with Duo, please visit MFA with Duo Frequently Asked Questions.
These few extra seconds at login effectively and drastically reduce risk. If an unauthorized user gained access to Canvas, they could change grades, alter assignments, delete course content, or submit harmful announcements. They could access student information or send students emails requesting sensitive information. An extended logout period (much longer than high-risk systems) and the ability to use "trust my browser" strike a balance between increasing security and minimizing impact.
Thank you for supporting a safe digital teaching and learning environment for all students and employees.
ICIT appreciates all the feedback, guidance, and support we received from campus committees and governance for this process. We realize this extended use of MFA is an adjustment for employees, so mid-November was chosen to minimize the impact during hectic times like early in the semester and the end-of-semester rush.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Help Desk or submit a ticket in ServiceNow. On-demand, self-service resources for using and troubleshooting campus technology are available at helpdesk.uww.edu. Remember, if you see an unexpected Duo push on your phone or fob, don't approve it and report this activity to the Help Desk.