How to log in to Canvas

This page will explain how to access your account using a Rutgers NetID or the Email Address associated with your account.


All active faculty and students at Rutgers University are provided a NetID. If you do not have a Rutgers NetID, please Logging in with Email Address:

  1. Navigate to Canvas Home page (canvas.rutgers.edu)

  2. Click the NetID Login button.

    NetID Canvas Login Screenshot
  3. Enter your NetID and Password and click LOGIN.

  4. When you log in, you will see your Canvas Dashboard.


This login method allows you to use the email associated with your Canvas account to login. Users with a Rutgers NetID can also use this method.


Step 1: Set up your password

If you already know your password, skip to Step 2

  1. Navigate to the Canvas email login page, and click on Forgot password?

    NetID Email forgot password link screenshot
  2. Type your email address used to register for the class OR your Rutgers NetID and click the Request Password button.

    Change Canvas password Typing screenshot

  3. Check your email for a Subject titled: Forgot Password: Canvas
       (the sender is notifications@instructure.com)

  4. Click on the link inside the email to set up your new password.

    Change Canvas password screenshot

  5. After you have changed your password, you will be brought back to the Canvas Login Page.


Step 2: Log into Canvas 

  1. Go to the Canvas Login Page and click on the green Email Login.

    Email Canvas Login Screenshot
  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

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