How do I log in to Canvas as an instructor?
You can access Canvas through an institution-specific Canvas URL, your school's website, a course invitation email, or the Canvas Teacher iOS app or Canvas Teacher Android app.
You must have an account to log in to Canvas. View troubleshooting steps if you are unable 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 are not associated with an institution using Canvas and need an account, learn how to create a Free-for-Teacher Canvas account.
- Learn more about navigating Canvas as a teacher in the Canvas Instructor Global Navigation guides or the Canvas Instructor Video guides.
You can access Canvas through an institution-specific Canvas URL. Canvas URLs use one of the following structures: [your institution's name].instructure.com or canvas.[your institution's name].edu.
You can also locate your institution's Canvas URL using the Canvas Teacher iOS app or Canvas Teacher Android app.
Some institution's may also allow access to Canvas via an institution-specific authentication system which redirects to Canvas, such as a school portal or website.
Note: Canvas Network and Free-For-Teacher accounts do not follow an institution-specific URL structure. Canvas Network accounts can be accessed at learn.canvas.net. Free-For-Teachers accounts can be accessed at canvas.instructure.com.
Log in to Canvas
After locating your institution's Canvas URL, you can log in to your Canvas account.
To log in, enter your credentials (or login information) which may display as your email address, username, or login ID  and password . Then click the Login link .
If needed and depending on your institution's settings, you may be able to reset your password by clicking the Forgot Password link .
Note: The Login page may display differently depending on your instititution or if you are logging in via the Canvas Teacher app.
Log in to Canvas via QR Code
Alternatively, you can navigate to your institution's Canvas instance and log in to the Canvas Teacher app by scanning your Canvas profile QR code from Canvas web.
View QR log in steps for the Canvas Teacher app using an Android or iOS device.