How do I log in to Canvas?

This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas from an internet browser. If you are using Canvas with an institution, you will log in either from your institution's webpage or by using their direct Canvas URL. Canvas Network and Free-for-Teacher accounts also log in with a Canvas URL. You can also log in to Canvas on the Canvas Mobile apps; learn more about Canvas URLs for mobile apps.

You must have an account to log in to Canvas. If you do not yet have an account, learn how to create a Canvas account.

If you are associated with an institution using Canvas and do not know your username and password, please contact your site administrator.

Note: Students need to be invited or enrolled through an institution to access a Canvas course.

Open Canvas URL

Open Canvas URL

In a browser window, enter your Canvas URL. Your Canvas login page will appear in the window.

Note: The URL for Canvas Network is The URL for Free-For-Teachers (FFT) is

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].

Note: To log in to Canvas, you must have an account. Learn how to create a Canvas account.

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