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How to log in to Canvas at Loyola University New Olrleans

Logging in to Canvas at Loyola University New Orleans

For Loyola Affiliates

Loyola students, instructors and staff have three ways to log in to Canvas:

Through Loyola's Single Sign On (SSO) page

Point your web browser to sso.loyno.edu or loyno.instructure.com. Either address will bring you to the Single Sign On page. Enter your SSO username and password, then click on the Canvas icon. The Single Sign On page lets you access multiple Loyola applications without needing to remember a separate username and password for each.

Using a Canvas Smartphone App

After installing the Canvas Student or Canvas Teacher app on your smartphone, 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.

Directly, without going through the SSO page

Point your web browser to https://loyno.instructure.com/login/canvas. Type in your Canvas username and password (not the same as your SSO username and password). For most users, your Canvas username is your complete Loyola email address (ending in @my.loyno.edu or @loyno.edu). Your Canvas password is the first two letters of your first name (lower case), followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number, followed by the lower-case letters "lu".

For Non-Affiliates

If you have been given a special login to Loyola's instance of Canvas, you should point your browser to the direct login address: https://loyno.instructure.com/login/canvas. Type in the username (often an email address) and password you were provided. Most non-affiliates will not be able to access Loyola's Single Sign On page or access Canvas through smartphone apps.

About Loyola's Single Sign On Page

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 can be found at: sso.loyno.edu.

For Loyola students, instructors, and staff, your default username is the string of characters to the left of the at-sign ("@") in your @my.loyno.edu or @loyno.edu email address. Your default password is the first 2 characters of your first name, lower case, followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number. You must set up your login to the Single Sign On page the first time you use it. This requires you to provide alternative contact information so you can reset your own password. 

For information and help with the Single Sign On page, see: http://academicaffairs.loyno.edu/infotech/single-sign.

If you cannot log in to the Single Sign On page and cannot reset your own password, contact the Information Technology help desk.

About Canvas Accounts

Canvas accounts are automatically created for students and instructors as they are enrolled in classes for the first time. If you have just registered for a class, it might take up to 24 hours for your Canvas account to be created. If you are a student or instructor and it seems you do not have a Canvas account, send an email to the Online Learning Team at onlineed@loyno.edu.

Accounts are manually created, as needed, for staff and non-affiliates. A program director or course instructor can request an account for you by emailing the Online Learning Team at onlineed@loyno.edu.

Changing Your Passwords

Single Sign On Password

To change your Single Sign On password, click the "Reset Password" link on the Single Sign On page (sso.loyno.edu). This changes your password for logging in to Single Sign On only, and does not change your password inside of any other system or application. You will have to be able to enter your Single Sign On username for the password reset to work. If you have difficulty reseting your Single Sign On password, email the I.T. helpdesk (helpdesk@loyno.edu).

Canvas Direct Password

To change the password you use for logging directly into Canvas (without Single Sign On), click the "Forgot Password?" link on the Canvas Direct Login page (loyno.instructure.com/login/canvas). This will only change the password you use to log directly into Canvas, and will not change your password inside of any other system or application. You will have to identify yourself by your complete Loyola email address, ending either in @my.loyno.edu or @loyno.edu. If you have difficulty changing your direct Canvas password, email the Online Learning Team at onlineed@loyno.edu.

About Canvas Apps

For phones, tablets, and pads running the iOS or Android operating system, 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.