Duo 2FA comes to Canvas May 5

IT@UC will turn on Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Canvas on Wednesday, May 5

Beginning Wednesday, May 5, students, faculty and staff will need their phones (or other devices/options) with them to log into Canvas and access course materials — including timed, in-class exams. 

Duo authentication screen

Duo will push a notification to your phone asking you to approve or deny access each time you login to Canvas. Once you verify your identity on your phone with Duo, you’ll be securely logged into Canvas.

This extension to Canvas will further improve security.​​​​​​​

The Office of Information Security recommends you follow the time-saving security tips below.

The Office of Information Security recommends you follow the time-saving security tips below.

  1. Choose “Send Me a Push” in the Duo Mobile App for the quickest, most user-friendly experience. View “Send Me a Push” set up instructions for Duo.
  2. Use “Remember me” to log into Canvas with Duo once a month (instead of…Every. Single. Time.) View “Remember me” set up instructions in the IT@UC Knowledge Base.
  3. Keep your phone with you in case you need to log into Canvas and access course materials—including timed, in-class exams. If you forget your phone or have trouble logging into Canvas with Duo, please contact your instructor.

The Office of Information Security recommends you follow the time-saving security tips below.

  1. Choose “Send Me a Push” in the Duo Mobile App for the quickest, most user-friendly experience. View “Send Me a Push” set up instructions for Duo.
  2. Use “Remember me” to log into Canvas with Duo once a month (instead of…Every. Single. Time.) View “Remember me” set up instructions in the IT@UC Knowledge Base.
  3. Learn about the Duo Bypass Tool, which allows instructors to turn off Duo so students who have trouble logging in can still access timed exams, quizzes, and other course materials in Canvas. View "Canvas Duo Bypass Tool" instructions in the IT@UC Knowledge Base.