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New Login Procedures for Canvas: Multi-Factor Authentication

Turned on October 17, 2023. This will be mandatory on October 24, 2023.

The College of Saint Rose will be using Google Authenticator as an added layer of security for Canvas. Please follow the information outlined on the ITS webpage, or scroll down to see a guide to setting this up.

Getting Started with Using Canvas at The College of Saint Rose

Students and faculty at The College of Saint Rose should log in to Canvas using the following process:  

Find Canvas on the Saint Rose main login ( page. This is the same page where you can log in to your email (see screenshot below).  


Alternatively, you can access Canvas by typing in the url bar of either the Chrome or Firebox browsers. (Canvas does not work well with Safari or Edge.) 

Once you’ve completed step 1, you will land on the login page. Enter your strose username and password. These are the same as your login credentials that you use for accessing your email.  

  • Students: Use your last name with the first initial of your first name, and then the last 3 digits of your strose ID#. Example: smithj000.  
  • Faculty: Use the first 7 letters of your last name with the first initial of your first name. Examples: smithj or laubschj. 

After filling out your credentials on the login page, you will be asked to provide a second factor for verification.

Starting October 24, 2023, Multi-factor authentication will be mandatory for all users of Canvas at The College of Saint Rose. Please follow one of the first two tutorials below that fit your use case for configuration.

The last tutorial shows how to log in to Canvas once you have MFA set up.

Setting up MFA for the First Time

Re-Configuring MFA from SMS to Google Authenticator App

Logging in After Configuration is Set Up

Once you’ve logged in, you will land on your Canvas Dashboard. This is where you can access all courses that you teach/are enrolled in.  

 If you experience any trouble in this process, please email and put “Canvas” in the subject line. 

Adding new users to canvas

Many times, OLS receives requests to add users to Canvas. We have created these flow charts to help faculty, staff, and students understand the process.

Faculty Onboarding Process for Canvas by Jen Laubscher


Canvas Video Tutorials for Faculty