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Online Course Access

The Online Learning program is designed to be usable by any student with Internet access and a computer capable of running current web browsers. Online Learning courses use Moodle or Canvas as a learning management system. The University of Minnesota is currently moving from Moodle to a new learning management system called Canvas. This is a two year process, and you will likely use both systems during the transition. 

Note: You may not be able to access the course until your instructor turns on or publishes the course site.

MyU Portal

A web portal, MyU, is a resource to which every student at the University of Minnesota has access. Your portal has information and announcements specifically for you.

Access your online course via MyU portal

    1. Go to http://myu.umn.edu.
    2. Enter your University Internet ID and password.
    3. Click Sign in.
    4. Click on Key Links or the Academics tab.
    5. Click Moodle or Canvas.
      • Your first time logging into Canvas you must accept the "terms of use" to see your Canvas courses.
      • If you don't see a course site for which you are enrolled, it's likely it has not yet been tuned on or published by the instrutor.

Remember to log out and close all browser windows when you are finished.

Canvas

You can access your Canvas course directly through Canvas.

Access your Canvas course via Canvas

    1. Go to https://canvas.umn.edu/.
    2. Enter your University Internet ID and password.
    3. Click Sign in.
    4. This will bring you to your Canvas dashboard.
    5. You must accept the "terms of use" the first time you enter to see your Canvas courses.
    6. Any Canvas courses for which you are enrolled will appear here. If you don't see your course here, your instructor has not yet published the site, or they are not using Canvas for the course.

Remember to log out and close all browser windows when you are finished.

Canvas Support

Canvas support is provided to registered students through the Technology for Teaching & Learning Coordinator.

Moodle

You can access your Moodle course through Moodle.

Access your Moodle course via the Moodle server

    1. Go to http://moodle.umn.edu/.
    2. Enter your University Internet ID and password.
    3. Click Sign in.
    4. Scroll to the section titled Course Overview.
    5. Any Moodle courses for which you are enrolled will appear here. If you don't see your course here, your instructor has not yet turned on the site, or they are not using Moodle for the course.

Remember to log out and close all browser windows when you are finished.

Moodle Support

Moodle support is provided to registered students through the Technology for Teaching & Learning Coordinator.