Student Computer Account

WPI students need to set up two primary computer accounts: BannerWeb and Canvas.

Directions for setting up your computer accounts will be sent from to your preferred email address. Please be on the lookout for this email, it will only be sent once and will expire in 90 days.


This portal allows you to access and participate in courses for which you are registered. Through the process of setting up your Canvas account, you will also set up your WPI email account. You will be able to view your grades in Canvas during your courses; final grades, however, are posted in Bannerweb.


Pay tuition, view final grades, see unofficial transcripts, view/update your personal information on file with WPI, and register for courses. All students must check in through Workday in the fall and spring. If you’ll be taking your first course, your Workday account may only be activated by you once your registration has been processed (enter your ID and PIN number as issued by the Registrar’s Office.)


Computer & Laptop Capabilities

Students must have access to a computer with compatible software either already installed, or which you have the ability to install, as required on a course by course basis. In addition, it is also expected that you have at your disposal the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs for the completion and/or preparation of assignments, as well as high speed internet access. Some courses require a DVD-ROM drive and permissions to install software. Faculty will notify you of these requirements before the start of the class. All students will also need a microphone input jack on a sound card. Review the technical requirements for each class for more information.

Review our recommended computers and configurations.

Software Available through WPI

Registered students are eligible to login WPI’s online store to shop for and install discounted products such as Microsoft Office, Windows Upgrades, Adobe, and others.

Account Maintenance

You can reset your passwords or unlock your existing accounts through the Account Maintenance Page. If you would like to modify your settings such as email forwarding, please see our Email and Calendaring Page. If you need further assistance, please contact IT Services & Support.

Resurrecting Computer Accounts after Absence

Please note that if you are inactive for a fall and spring semester consecutively, you need to complete a Graduate Readmission Form before you are able to recreate your computer accounts. Once that form has been processed, please log into BannerWeb and follow the instructions for creating your accounts. Please contact Greg Cesaer ( for assistance.