2022 Access Guide for MyFAU and Canvas


Blackboard was replaced as Florida Atlantic University's learning management system by FAU Canvas (LMS).

All the digital tools and resources used by teachers are connected into one straightforward location via Canvas, an intuitive cloud-based classroom management system.

It easily connects with hundreds of apps, providing teachers and students with a wealth of resources to facilitate teaching and learning.

How to sign in to fau canvas

  1. Navigate to canvas.fau.edu/login/canvas.
  2. Enter your email or login ID.
  3. Enter your password.
  4. Click login.
  5. If you have an FAU email address, go to canvas.fau.edu to login with your FAUNet ID and password.

MyFAU portal

MyFAU is the student web portal for Florida Atlantic University. It is a web-based application that offers centralized access to information, calendars, administrative services, and resources for the classroom. All of these services and more are accessible to you with just one username and password.

Go to myfau.fau.edu via a web browser to access MyFAU. Toggle to MYFAU. Enter your password and FAUNetID to log in.

Accounts & FAUNet ID

The FAUNet ID is the account name you use to log in to many of the systems you will utilize in your daily life at Florida Atlantic University, and it is a part of your official FAU e-mail address (e.g., FAUNetID@fau.edu). FAU uses single-sign-on for most of its applications. This means that you will be using the same FAUNet ID and password for most of the applications offered to you as a student, faculty, and/or staff.

For Students, your FAUNet ID is generated when you are admitted to FAU. Before logging in to any of FAU’s systems with your new FAUNet ID, you will need to activate it by visiting the FAU Account Self-Services portal.

The original FAUNetID (username) is not subject to change. The only two exceptions are if an error was made in the spelling of your name that affected the FAUNet ID assigned to you or if you have legally changed your name. Before changing your FAUNet ID, you must have recorded your legal name change in the University’s database.

Faculty and staff need to contact Human Resources; students need to contact the Registrar’s Office. Once your name has been officially changed, you may request a FAUNet ID change by submitting a FAUNet ID Change request.

Steps for activating your FAUNet ID

  1. Visit accounts.fau.edu and click on the “Activate your FAUNet ID” link.
  2. You will receive a warning that once you begin, you must complete the activation process. Click Proceed when you are ready.
  3. Enter your last name, FAUNetID, and Date of Birth. Click Continue. (If you do not know your FAUNetID, return to the home page and click “Lookup your FAUNet ID”) Check the box and complete the task for the CAPTCHA. Click Continue to Proceed.
  4. Click the drop down arrow and select the home address you entered on your application.
  5. You can enter your phone number for future password resets, or click Opt-Out. Click Update after you enter a phone number.
  6. Enter a personal email address and enter to confirm it. Click Update. The recovery email cannot be your FAU email.
  7. Check your personal email account for the verification email. The subject line is “FAU Account Activation Link”.
  8. Open the email and click on the Confirm Recovery Email button.
  9. Click Continue to complete activation.
  10. Click the drop down arrow and select the home address you entered on your application.
  11. Enter and confirm your new password.
  12. Wait a moment while the password synchronizes through the systems.
    • FAU Canvas
    • MyFAU
    • FAU Wireless
  13. Once it is complete, you will see “Your password has been saved.”

How to change your password

New account

If you are new to FAU, you will be asked to provide a recovery email address during the initial activation of your FAU account. You also have the option of providing a text-enabled (SMS) cell phone number to which you can receive a verification code should you ever need to reset your password in the future.

Existing account

If you have an existing FAU account, you can utilize the “Forgot your Password” self-service feature available on the FAU Account Self-Services portal as long as you have the recovery email address or SMS (text) enabled phone number set up. This means you do not have to contact the OIT Help Desk for a password reset.

To add a recovery email or SMS (text) phone number to your account, visit the FAU Accounts Services portal and click on the “Manage Your Account” tile. Log in with your FAUNet ID and current password, select “Change” under the Password Recovery Options section.

Once the recovery options have been added to your account, you will be able to use the “Forgot Your Password” self-service feature by providing your FAUNet ID. 

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