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Faculty and Staff

Starting December 18, 2018, Canvas accounts for faculty and staff will switch to "single sign-on." This means that the username and password for Canvas will be the same as for WebAdvisor. Your seven-digit college ID number is the username. This change does not affect students. They were switched to single sign-on at the beginning of 2018.

When you log into Canvas or WebAdvisor, be sure to include all of the leading zeros on your college ID number. For example, if your college ID number is 0001234, then type all seven digits into the field for username on the Canvas login page, or the field for college ID on the WebAdvisor login page. Typing "1234" will not work.

Prior to the switch, faculty and staff will continue to log in with their active directory (AD) username and password. This is the same as for Cabrillo email, except without the at the end.


Students must log into Canvas with the same username and password as for WebAdvisor. Your seven-digit college ID number is the username.


Before Logging into Canvas

  • Only registered students for the current semester will have access to Canvas. Register for your course in WebAdvisor or Colleague Self-Service. The username and password are the same for both.
  • Most instructors open their Canvas course the first day of classes. See the Schedule of Classes or WebAdvisor for late starting courses.
  • Adding a course via WebAdvisor? You should be able to log into Canvas six hours after.

Still need help?

most sought pages drop down menu


Bookmark the login page in your web browser for future reference. You can also open the drop-down menu for "Most sought pages," and select Canvas.

There is a link to the Canvas login page in the global footer as well as the Library, WebAdvisor, and Bookstore. Look for Canvas icon shown below.

Canvas link in webpage footer

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