Canvas is AUT’s new web-based learning environment where students can access course materials including lecture slides, course readings, assessments, grades, and your academic team all in one place. Once you’ve enrolled into your courses for the semester, all your course materials will be available in Canvas – either through your web browser or the Canvas Student app.

Using Canvas in a web browser

  • Head over to Canvas
  • Log in using your AUT login details
  • Explore your Canvas dashboard – you'll find the courses you are enrolled in, and training videos, FAQs and more in 101 Canvas Help

Get started: 101 Canvas help

Canvas is intuitive and easy to use. If you're new to Canvas, use the videos and resources on the 101 Canvas help page to get started.

101 Canvas help

Logging into Canvas

Your login name and password for Canvas will be the same as they are for logging onto Student Hub Online and AUT computers. Your default password is your day and month of birth in this format (ddmmm) Example: 03aug. You can reset your password if you've forgotten it.

Access to old course content on Blackboard

Canvas has now replaced Blackboard for all your learning needs. If you need to access any previous course content, you can still do so on Blackboard until April 2023.

Getting help using Canvas

If you need help with using Canvas, you can chat directly with Canvas Support through a 24/7 live chat. When you're using Canvas, you’ll find it in the left-hand menu, under Help.

Technical issues

If you have a technical issue with Canvas, log it with the ICT Service Desk.

Questions about your course

  • For issues or questions relating to your course, contact your lecturer
  • For enrolment issues, contact your programme administrator or faculty office

Download the Canvas Student App

The Canvas Student App is a great way to keep up to date with activity in your courses. You'll find it in the Play Store or the Apple Store.

Once the app is installed:

  • Search for AUT
  • You'll need your AUT login details to see your courses
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