Are you prepared for the new semester? Remember to publish your courses. Students can only see courses, modules and pages if they are published. See our Canvas Checklist for the new semester.
Access to Canvas
All employees with an OsloMet user account automatically has access to log in to Canvas, but access to your courses is not necessarily automatic. If you lack access to your courses, see paragraph "Access to courses as a lecturer".
Log in to Canvas at oslomet.instructure.com with your OsloMet account
Click here if you forgot your username or password.
Access to courses as a lecturer
Access to courses in Canvas as a lecturer is given within the student information system, "FS", which is managed by the Student Administration at the Faculty. Each Faculty may have its own routines for who is responsible for giving these accesses. If you're uncertain as to whom to contact, ask the Canvas Super User at your faculty, by using one of the e-mail addresses below:
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Faculty of Health Sciences
- email@example.com – Faculty of Social Sciences
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Faculty of Technology, Arts and Design
- email@example.com – Faculty of Education and International Studies
Double user account
If you enroll as a student at OsloMet (including PhD's) while also an employee, you will have two IT-accounts at OsloMet; One student-account and one employee-account. In this situation, all your Canvas course enrollments (both as a teacher and as a student) will automatically be moved from your employee account to your student account. I.e. you don't lose access to your courses, but must now log in with your student account to access them.
If you want to switch this around, so that you can log in with your employee account instead (both as a student and as a teacher), you can make this switch yourself on the following link:
User Switch Canvas (Choose "My user accounts" on this page)
Note! It will take approximately 2 hours after you switch your user before the change is registered in Canvas.
Access to courses for students
Students automatically gain access to their Canvas courses after semester registration is completed. It will take approximately 2 hours after registration before access is given. Students must never be enrolled in a Canvas course manually by the teacher. If a student asks you about missing access to a course, the student should enquire at the Faculty Student Administration.
You will find a more detailed description on this topic in our Online Introductory Course to Canvas for Educators: Student Access: Semester-registration in Student Web (oslomet.instructure.com)
Creation of courses
Credit-giving courses are automatically created by the Student Administration at each faculty before the next semester starts. If you lack access to a course your are teaching in, see paragraph "Access to courses as a lecturer".
Canvas-courses for the autumn semester is normally created before May 1st.
Canvas-courses for the spring semester is normally created before November 1st.
For students to get access to Canvas-courses, they must complete Semester registration in Student Web. Students can do this at the earliest when Student Web opens up for Semester Registration for the next semester. Registration open:
For the spring semester: December 1st.
For the autumn semester: June 1st.
Reading Lists (Leganto)
For information about important dates and information regarding Reading Lists and the publication of them, see reading lists system (Leganto).
Courses and resources for educators
Online introductory course to Canvas for educators
OsloMet has developed its own Introductory Course to Canvas. It gives an introduction to our systems and to Canvas itself. The course is online-based and self-paced.
Video recordings of web courses
A number of online web courses has been conducted and recorded. They are available to all employees here:
Canvas help for educators
- OsloMet's Canvas-tutorials
- Online Introductory Canvas Course for educators
- Canvas Orientation for students (student.oslomet.no)
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