Getting Started With Canvas | Students

We recommend that you use the video and/or articles below to orient yourself to Canvas' user interface.

Getting Started: For Students

You DO NOT need to create or register for a Canvas account.

We create all student accounts automatically after your TouroOne accounts are activated, so there is no need for you to register for an account or do anything else to gain access to Canvas.

Be sure to set your notification preferences in Canvas.

Otherwise, you may miss important course announcements.


 Canvas is located on the TouroOne Portal. Simply log into and click on the Canvas button located on the home-students tab.

 Canvas uses your TouroOne username and password as your login.

 If your'e having trouble remembering your password, you can reset it.

  When do I see my courses in Canvas?

The following conditions must be met in order for you to see your course in Canvas:

  •  You must have registered for the class.
  •  If you have used Canvas's "favorites" option to customize which courses display on your Canvas Dashboard, then you will need to go to Courses > All Courses to access your course. You will also need to adjust your "favorite" courses each term if you are customizing your Dashboard. Learn more about customizing the courses that display on your Dashboard.
  •  Your instructor must have set up and published a Canvas course site for your section. Some instructors may choose not to use Canvas, so if you cannot find your course in Canvas, check with your instructor to find out whether they are planning to use Canvas to share course materials. However, make sure to check your Courses > All Courses page to see if you're able to access your course site that way.
  •  The instructor must have published the Canvas course to you and your classmates. All courses in Canvas begin as unpublished.
  Quick Support

The TouroOne Help Desk is here to support you, But remember, we also have a dedicated Canvas Support Center you can visit any time you have a question or run into a problem.

You can get help with Canvas by using the Help menu while logged into Canvas. The Help menu generates a list of resources to help you with Canvas.