Loyola students, instructors and staff have two main ways to log in to Canvas:
Point your web browser to or . Either address will bring you to Loyola's Single Sign On page. Enter your SSO username and password, then click on the Canvas icon.
After installing the Canvas Student or Canvas Teacher app on your smartphone or tablet, you can log in by identifying the university ("Loyola University New Orleans"). Loyola's Single Sign On page will then appear. Log in using your SSO username and password.
See below for information about your Single Sign On username and password.
If you have been given a special login to Loyola's instance of Canvas, you should point your browser to the direct login address: . Type in the username (often an email address) and password you were provided. You can reset your existing password for this account by clicking on "Forgot Password?" on the direct login page. The reset works by sending a special link to the email address associated with your Canvas account, so the account must already exist in Canvas for the reset to work. The new password you enter will apply ONLY when logging in to Canvas directly.
The Single Sign On page lets you access multiple Loyola applications with only one username and password, instead of having to remember a separate username and password for each application. The Single Sign On page is the preferred method for logging in to Canvas for Loyola students, faculty and staff. The page can be found at: .
Your username on the Single Sign On page is the string of characters to the left of the "@" in your @my.loyno.edu or @loyno.edu email address. For example, if your Loyola email address is email@example.com, your username on the Single Sign On page is "juser".
Your password on the Single Sign On page is the same as your Microsoft password (the password to your Loyola-associated Microsoft Office account on ). You need to set up your Microsoft account before logging in to the Single Sign On page for the first time. Also, you can change your password to the Single Sign On page by changing your Microsoft password.
For information on setting up your Loyola-associated Microsoft account or changing your password, visit:
If you are having trouble setting up or logging in to your Loyola-associated Microsoft account or the Single Sign On page, please open a support ticket at the .
Information about active semesters is automatically forwarded to Canvas from LORA, Loyola's official Student Information System. Active semesters usually include the current semester and the upcoming semester. Updates made in LORA are forwarded automatically to Canvas, usually within a few minutes, including the creation of new user accounts, changes in existing user accounts, new course shells, adds and drops in student enrollments, and assignment of instructors.
If you believe you are missing a user account or course enrollment in Canvas, the first place to check is in LORA, to make sure that the user account is fully set up and enrollment is complete.
For smartphones, tablets, and pads running the iOS or Android operating systems, Canvas apps are available. There is one app specifically for students and another for instructors. You can download these from the play store or app store for your type of device. After the app has been downloaded and installed, you'll be able to log in as described above.