Welcome to our new online learning management system, Canvas!
The following Orientation to Canvas will assist you in becoming acclimated to the system.
Canvas Support Hotline: 844-747-4611
24x7 Canvas Support Chat:
Click the Question Mark on the left hand navigation bar
Q: How do I get to the Canvas application?
A: The URL for Canvas is https://yu.instructure.com
Q: How do I logon to Canvas?
A: You will need your Active Directory (AD) credentials (username and password) to login to Canvas. If you don’t know your AD username and password, you can find it here: http://yu.edu/findid.
Important: When logging in to Canvas, your username should be provided in the following format: YUAD\username. Yes, you need to include YUAD\ before your username.
Q: Who do I contact if I can’t login to Canvas?
A: Email – email@example.com or phone (212) 960-5438
Q: Is there an app for Canvas?
A: Yes. Canvas apps are available for Apple and Android mobile devices. Please search the respective App Store for your iOS and Android devices.
Expectations of the Online Learner
Asynchronous online courses are different from the traditional face to face (F2F) courses you may have taken in the past. There are few, if any, times when the whole class meets together virtually at the same time. There is much more emphasis on the learner. Online learning is student centered. You are in charge. It’s up to you to get the information you need, test your knowledge and find new ways to apply it. You must be able to complete lessons and postings on time each week, and a grade of INCOMPLETE IS NOT PERMITTED as an option.
It is important to read Best Practices for Online Learning (PDF).
Access to Your YU Email Account Is Required
Every Azrieli student is given a YU email address at registration. To find out exactly how the system has listed your name, go to www.yu.edu/findid. You will be prompted to enter your last name and your Social Security number (which is masked as you enter it.) When you have the information, you can access your email through Gmail (Google email) by entering your full YU email address as your user name and enter your password.