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How do I accept an invitation to join a Canvas course as an instructor?

How do I accept an invitation to join a Canvas course as an instructor?

If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have a Canvas account and need to accept a course invitation before you can log in. Your institution will email your login information.

However, you may also receive a course invitation where you have to create a Canvas account as part of the registration process.

Note: If your institution is using Canvas and you are having trouble with your account, contact your administrator for assistance.

Accept Course Invitation

Accept Course Invitation

If you've enrolled in or been invited to a Canvas course, you will receive an email that contains your institution's Canvas URL [1] and your email address to use for your login [2]. To accept the course invitation, click the Get Started button [3].

Accept Course

Accept Course

Canvas will take you to your course and ask you to accept the enrollment. Click the Accept button.

Create Canvas Account

Create Canvas Account

Click the Create My Account button.

Note: If you already have a Canvas account, click the I Have a Canvas Account button. You'll be directed to the Canvas login page.

Complete Registration

Complete Registration

Create a password [1] and enter your time zone [2]. Depending on your account type, you may be asked if you want to receive information, news, and tips from Instructure [3].

Select the Acceptable Use Policy checkbox [4], then click the Register button [5].

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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