Getting Started


  1. Access Canvas by going to
  2. Click on Login to Canvas
  3. Log in using your ACE username and password. 

    Note: If this is your very first time logging in to Canvas, you will be prompted to agree to terms of service. Click Submit to continue.

Instructors: Courses are typically available a few months before the start of the new semester. An announcement is made in WebCampus when the new course shells are ready. Your access will also depend on whether or not you have been assigned to your courses in MyUNLV.

Students: Courses will be accessible to students 1 week prior to the start date listed in MyUNLV.

Learning & Support


Can I use Canvas on my mobile device?

There are two separate mobile apps with different functionalities available for Android and iOS devices.

Canvas App (for students) will allow users to access course content as a student. (Available on Android 4.2+ and IOS 10+) 
Teacher App (for instructors) will allow users to perform instructor functions such as interacting with students, adding course content, and grading. (Available on Android 5.0+ and IOS 10+)

For more Canvas tipsheets, please visit the Tipsheets > Instructors or Students link on the left.