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Canvas Basics for UNT Students

[Last updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11:45am CDT]

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Important Tips for Canvas

  • 1. Where to Get Help
    The UIT Student Help Desk

    We have developed several resources for students on our website!

    For quick answers, check out the


    Contact the Helpdesk at:
    it.unt.edu/helpdesk or call 940-565-2324

  • 2. Access Your Course(s)
    1. Using your UNT EUID & password, log into Canvas: https://canvas.unt.edu
    2. canvas dashboard iconThe Dashboard is your landing page.
      This is where you will find a list of all your courses.
  • 3. Ensure Canvas Compatibility
    1. Check out community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720 to access:
      1. Browser compatibility
      2. Browser Plugins and Extensions
      3. Browser Privacy Settings
      4. Canvas on Mobile Devices
    2. Login to Canvas using your EUID and Password:
      1. https://canvas.unt.edu
      2. If you are unable to login, go to ams.unt.edu/ to verify your credentials and/or change your password.
      3. After logging in, if the course content doesn’t load, try accessing the course through a different browser.

    ** Find browser combability at community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720

  • 4. Keep Up to Date with Notifications
    1. Set your Canvas notification preferences and check your Canvas courses often for announcements, notifications, and messages.
    2. Download the Canvas Mobile app to receive Announcements, notifications and messages on-the-go:
      1. Android
      2. iOS
  • 5. Digital Disruptions
    1. If your exam or quiz is disrupted or if you are having difficulty uploading/submitting an assignment:
      1. Take a Screenshot of the incident;
      2. Contact the Student Help Desk: it.unt.edu/helpdesk; and
      3. Through Canvas, send a message to notify your instructor that an incident has occurred.

Canvas Student Guide

Click to view Canvas Student Guide

LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor

Your course may require you to download LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor for taking exams.

Click the button below for installation instructions and download:
LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor

Overview Video

For an overview of Canvas features, the Canvas Community has created an overview video: