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Changes often force us to adapt in ways we’ve never experienced, which can be a major driver of personal (and even professional) growth and development.

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Starting Dec. 9, all Cal Poly faculty, staff, and students will have access to Canvas as long as they are enrolled or teaching a course within Canvas. Faculty can choose to use Canvas OR PolyLearn for Winter, Spring and Summer 2020. 

If you are a student and you are not sure which LMS your instructor is using, please go to Where is my course for help.

  1. Go to the Cal Poly Portal
  2. Type your Cal Poly Username and Password in the top left sign-in box. Username is your Cal Poly email address (, and your Central UNIX password.
  3. Click on the Cal Poly Canvas link under My Apps or the link in the box below.
    My Cal Poly Portal
  4. From the Canvas - Dashboard, click on the course card.
    Dashboard course card

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