How to log in to Canvas

Logging in with Rutgers NetID

All active faculty and students at Rutgers University are provided a NetID. Using your NetID, you will be able to log in to your Canvas account.
  1. Please navigate to Canvas Home page (
  2. Click the NetID Login button.
  3. Enter your NetID and Password and click LOGIN.
  4. When you log in, you will see your Canvas Dashboard.

Logging in with Email Address

If you are using Canvas without a Rutgers NetID, you will use this method to log in. Your email address will be the Login ID. If you already know your password, skip to Step 2.

Step 1: Set up your password 
  1. Go to, and click on Forgot password?
  2. Type the email address you used to register and click the Request Password button.
  3. Check your email for a Subject titled: Forgot Password: Canvas
       (the sender is
  4. Click on the link inside the email to set up your new password. 
Step 2: Log into Canvas 
  1. Go to and click on the green Email Login.
  2. Enter your Email for Login ID and Password you set up.
  3. When you log in, you will see your Canvas Dashboard.

On the Dashboard you will only see the courses you have access to. For more information about the Dashboard layout, please click here.
canvas dashboard
Here are some additional Canvas resources that can help get you started

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