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Canvas is the new learning management system at HiOA.
OsloMet is replacing Fronter with Canvas for all students and employees from 31th of august 2018.
Students get notified when to use it.

How do I sign in to Canvas?

  • Use your HiOA username (e.g. s123456) and your own personal password in the FEIDE service.
  • If you already accessed FEIDE service before you log on to Canvas, you will be sent directly to Canvas without FEIDE request.
  • Have you signed in to Canvas for the first time you will be asked to agree to Terms and Use of Canvas.
  • This is a description of how to sign in to Canvas (pdf).
  • Are you a new student or have you been a student at HiOA before, you have to activate your HiOA-user account. Remember: For technical reasons, it can take up to 24 hours before you can log on to Canvas for the first time.
  • I have forgotten my username or password

Do I have to register for the semester to get access to Canvas?

You must complete your registration for the semester and activate you user account at HiOA to get access to your subjects in Canvas.

How can I change the Language settings?

This is how you can change the language settings easily in four steps (pdf).

What if sign up to Canvas fails ?

  • You must have completed your registration for the semester and activate you user account at HiOA to get access to your subjects in Canvas.

  • Remember, if you have completed your studies, left your programme or you have had your right to study evoked you have no longer access to Canvas.

  • If you have forgotten the password to your HiOA-user account, create a new password.

  • Remember, If you have entered the wrong password six times in a row, your User Account will be locked. To unlock your account, you must contact IT Support (BIT)

When do I start using Canvas?

HiOA will start using Canvas in the academic year 2017/2018.  You will be informed when your Study programme starts using Canvas. The following enviroments are going to start with Canvas from 1st of January 2018:

  • Faculty of technology, arts and design - all educations.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences - All Educations at the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social policy, Department of Journalism and Media studies and Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science.
  • Faculty of Education and International studies:  Bachelor programme in Early Childhood Education and Care – workplace based, Public Sector Interpreting, and selected continuing education.
  • Faculty of Health Sciences - Master's Programme in Midwifery, Public Health Nursing Education and selected continuing education.
  • INTERACT - course INTER1100 

 During 2018 Canvas will be used full scale at HiOA. Are you curious about Canvas but not part of one of these pilots, you are invited to take a look at Canvas by logging in.  

Nevertheless, your actions in Canvas will be limited.

Are you insecure if it is your turn to use Canvas? Ask your lecturer.

How to get help with Canvas

Are you wondering about what you can do I Canvas or are you stuck? Canvas has a rich amount of documentations and guides:

Download the Canvas-app 

What about Fronter 

At the moment HiOA uses Fronter. From august 2018 on HiOA will only use Canvas. 

If you want to take care of any documents in Fronter, download what you want to save.

More information

Canvas help

If you have any questions relating to Canvas, you must contact your faculty via e-mail.