Current Students

Accessing Online Noncredit Courses in Canvas

Once your registration is processed, you'll receive a Noncredit Canvas Login ID (username) and password via email. It may take up to two hours after processing your registration before you can access your noncredit courses. Credit students registering for noncredit online courses will also receive a Noncredit Canvas Login ID — you may not use your eID to access your online noncredit courses.

Logging in to Canvas

To access your noncredit course in Canvas:

  1. Go to CSU Canvas and select "Non-Credit Login."
  2. Enter your Noncredit Canvas Login ID in the "Username" field.
  3. Enter your Noncredit Canvas password in the "Password" field.
  4. Click "Log in" to continue.
  5. A list of the courses you are enrolled in will be displayed. Enter any course by clicking on its title.

Courses are not available in Canvas until the first day of class. Open entry courses are available immediately. Get better acquainted with Canvas by checking out Canvas student resources.

Changing Your Canvas Password

Your Canvas password is directly connected to your CSU eID, therefore, changing your password only in Canvas is not possible. Please see CSU's policy on Single Sign-On using Shibboleth.

Common Problems

I don't see my course.

Your online noncredit course becomes available in Canvas the first day of the course, so you will not see it in your course list until then. All open entry courses are available immediately, however.

I can't log in, why?

Follow the instructions above for resetting your password. Your Canvas login information — emailed to you after your registration is confirmed — is required to log into Canvas. Your CSU Online website account email address and password will NOT work. If you continue to have problems logging in with your noncredit Canvas Login ID, contact