All students enrolled in courses using Canvas are required to complete a one-time online orientation to Canvas, the Learning Management System used for Online, Hybrid, and Enhanced courses. This self-paced orientation is available in Canvas within 24 hours of a student registering for courses and should be completed prior to the start of classes. On average the Orientation should take approximately two hours. Students can access their Canvas courses on the first day of class only if the orientation has been completed.
Taking the Canvas Student Orientation
- NetID/Password – To log into Canvas and take the Canvas Student Orientation you will need to know your NetID and password. To get these, you will need to activate your account
- Log into Canvas – use your NetID for your Canvas username and your NetID password as your Canvas password.
- Taking the Canvas Orientation – After you log into Canvas, click on the “Student Orientation” course on your dashboard. To start taking the Orientation click on “Start Here” in the “Getting Started” Module. You will then need to work your way through each of the Learning Modules, in order, until you complete the “Wrap-Up Module.”. Once you complete the “Final Review” in the Wrap-Up Module you are finished with the Orientation.
Some of the topics covered in the Orientation include information on how to be successful in an Online Learning course, how to get your computer ready to use Canvas, and navigating and using Canvas for your coursework.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Online Learning Help Desk.