Access Canvas

Welcome to Canvas at ISU!

Canvas is the primary learning management system (LMS) at Iowa State University. You are able to use your ISU Net-ID and password to log into Canvas in one of the three ways:


Sign On

Navigate to the Iowa State Homepage, locate the “Sing Ons” link on the upper right corner, use ISU Net-ID and password to log in, and select “Canvas” from the menu.



Type Canvas@ISU web address ( in your browser’s search box.



Log into your Okta dashboard ( and click the Canvas button. You may need to search for Canvas app the first time.

To get started using Canvas, select one the roles below to review the resources.