How do I log in to Canvas as a student?

This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas from an internet browser.

You must have an account to log in to Canvas:

  • If you are associated with an institution using Canvas and do not know your username and password, please contact your site administrator.
  • If you do not yet have an account, learn how to create a Canvas account.

Note: If you are having trouble signing into Canvas, please see the troubleshooting section in this lesson.

Login Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble logging in to your account, here are some tips:

  • Verify you are using the correct Canvas URL for your account.
  • If you use more than one Canvas URL (such as one for your institution and one for Canvas Network), make sure you are using the correct login and password for each Canvas URL.  
  • If your login and password were given to you from your institution and you are having trouble logging in, please contact your institution. (Your institution may have changed your login credentials.)
  • If you do not have a login and password, you may need to create an account.
  • If you have forgotten your password, you may be able to reset your password.

Access Canvas via Canvas URL

Access Canvas via Canvas URL

Some institutions have you log in to Canvas using the direct link to their Canvas URL. In a browser window, enter your Canvas URL. Your Canvas login page will appear in the window.

Find Canvas URL via Course Invitation

View Course Invitation

If you do not know your institution's Canvas URL, you can find a link to the page in your course invitation email by clicking the Get Started button.

Log in to Canvas

Log in to Canvas

The Canvas login screen requires your login [1] and password [2]. Depending on your institution, login information may vary.

Click the Log In button [3].

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