How do I reset my password as a student?

If you created your own Canvas account, you can reset your password through a link in the password request email.

Notes:

  • A password reset email may take up to five minutes to arrive in your email inbox.
  • Password reset emails expire after two hours.

Email Errors

If you enter your email address and never get a password reset email, review the following password tips.

  • Have you typed your email address correctly? Sometimes email addresses can be misspelled.
  • Are you accessing the correct Canvas URL? You will not get the reset email if you are trying to reset your password on a site where you are not enrolled (such as canvas.instructure.com instead of myinstitution.instructure.com).
  • Is your Canvas email sponsored by your institution? If your mail email address is part of a campus firewall system that blocks emails from mass senders, you won't be able to receive the email. Contact your institution's IT department for assistance.
  • Are you the owner of your email address? If your email address is owned by someone else and you can't receive email for that address, you won't be able to get the reset email. Contact the owner of the email address for assistance.

Reset Password

Reset Password

In a new browser window, open to your Canvas login page. Click the Forgot Password? link.

Note: If your login screen does not show the password reset link, contact your institution for assistance.

Request Password

Request Password

Enter the login information associated with your Canvas account and click the Request Password button.

Note: The password reset field verifies password reset information by user login. Depending on your institution, login information may vary.

Check Email

Check Email

Return to your email account and sign in. Open the Forgot Password email. (If the email is not in your Inbox, check your Spam folder.)

If your user login is associated with multiple email addresses, password reset instructions will be sent to each address.

Open Password Link

Click the Click here to set a new password link.

Note: Password reset emails expire after two hours.

Change Password

Change Password

Type in a new password and then confirm that password by typing it again. Click the Update Password button.

Log in to Canvas

Log in to Canvas

With your login credential and new password, log in to Canvas.


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