Canvas USYD Login at


Canvas is a web-based software adopted by the University of Sydney to manage digital learning. It lets educators create and present online learning materials, assess student learning, and students to engage in courses and receive feedback about skill development and learning achievement. 

The Canvas LMS provides an intuitive design, modern interface, and enhanced communication tools that will strengthen the institution’s ability to deliver engaging, high-quality learning experiences for USYD students.

Canvas Learning Management System is one of the amazing learning resources of the institution and the students can access it frequently throughout their courses to:

  • Submit assignments.
  • Access learning resources including reading lists and course work.
  • Access your timetable.
  • Participate in learning activities.
  • Communicate with other students and lecturers.
  • Receive feedback and marks.

To use USYD Canvas, you will need:

  • Valid USYD ID and Login Credentials
  • Computer or Smartphone with Internet Access Capability
  • Email invitation from your instructor.

How to Access USYD Canvas

To login to your Canvas account as a student, USYD will email your login information. If you have used your institution Canvas before you will most likely already have a Canvas account and need to only accept a course invitation to log in. 

To login to your Canvas dashboard:

1. Type in the USYD URL, on a browser. Your login page will appear in the window.

2. Enter either your student email address.

3. Enter your Password: this should be your registration number if you haven’t changed your password.

4. Click on “Log in”. You will be taken to your dashboard 

USYD Canvas Student App

You can login to USYD Canvas with the Canvas Student app. It is available in Google Play Store for Android devices and in App Store for iOS users.

With the Canvas Student app, you can login with QR code. The QR code is a new feature that allows you to log in with your phone to the Canvas Student app without entering using your school URL.

Logging with the app:

1. Open the Canvas app and enter the USYD Canvas URL or you can search your school name using the search bar.

2. Tap on the login button and enter either your USYD email address.

3. Enter your Password: this should be your registration number if you haven’t changed your password.

4. Tap on “Log in”. You will be taken to your dashboard on the app.

To login with QR code, tap the Account link and then tap the QR Code for Mobile Login link and the Proceed button.

How to Find Your QR Code

The Canvas QR Code feature must be enabled by USYD staff before you can login with it or view it. The QR code is the same as your password and should be kept confidential. Do not allow others to capture your QR code.

You can scan the QR code from the login page of your Student app from an Android device or an iOS device. Make sure you use the QR codes on time as it expires 10 minutes after they are generated

To view your QR code:

1. Sign in to your Canvas account and Tap on the Account:

2. Tap on “QR code for Mobile”.

3. Tap on the Proceed button. Your code will display.

Note: If you cannot view QR codes, it means USYD has not enabled this feature. 

How to Reset USYD Canvas Password

In case you cannot log in into your Canvas account, maybe you have forgotten your password or your password needs changing. You can use the USYD online Forgotten password tool while you must also supply the personal email address you have recorded via your enrolment.

To recover your password:

1. Go to the Canvas USYD login page and click on the Login button.

2. Click on the “Forgot password” link below.

3. Enter your email account, the email you used for your registration.

4.  Click on send reset link or code.

5. Check your personal email account, as you will receive USYD Account Support Request email from IT Support.

6. Open the email, follow the link, enter your new password and submit.

You can now log in with your new password.

To avoid issues logging in when you reset your password, you must ensure your password is changed on all devices that are connected to the USYD services.

For any reason, you need help and advice on any of USYD’s IT systems, contact the IT Service Desk.

Why You Don’t Have Access to Your Courses

You can’t sign in to your courses on the Canvas site if your teacher has not allowed students to access them. You cannot view a newly published course on your dashboard except the time your teacher permits.

For this reason, even though it is true that all course materials and resources are in a course on the first-day , students are not allowed access to all of the course materials and resources on the first day. Also,  the USYD Canvas requirements and prerequisites including other Canvas Modules allow for the staff to control the flow of students through a course.

USYD Library

The USYD Gives a comfortable, flexible study environment and offers a number of excellent learning resources, collections of information sources, and access to experts’ help, advice, and recommendations.

Students can sign in to their Library Account online to renew any books they have borrowed (online), check the details of any books they have borrowed over the last couple of months, or check the status of any book reservations they have made.

To login the library you can:

  • Log in using your USYD username and password.
  • Log in using your ID card number and library PIN.

USYD Email

To log into your email:

1. First, Go to the  USYD student portal.

2. Click on Email and enter your credentials.

3. Once you log in, click on “My email”. 

4. Click on the Student id tab and type your Student ID number.

5. In the Password box enter your current network password.

USYD Canvas makes it easier for staff and students to collaborate in online learning. To access the Canvas, the administrator gives you permission. You can check your course, assignment and share files even at home. If you have Canvas Student app installed on your phone you can use the QR code for mobile to sign in to your dashboard.