Graduate Student Handbook

My.UNL (Canvas)


  • Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, SNR Graduate Programs - Emma Hazel,, 911 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-5355
  • Student Success Coordinator - Sara Winn,, 912 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-0636

My.UNL is the academic portal for the University. Instructors use this site for their classes to share relevant class information, notes, post grades, etc. To access the site follow the link Help guides and tutorials are available on the site. The University Help Desk is also available to assist with problems. They can be reached 402-472-3970.

  • Canvas is the learning management system at the University of Nebraska for teaching and learning. For more information, go to
  • After the instructor's payroll actions have been processed, the Graduate Admissions Coordinator will request the instructor be added to Canvas for the class they are teaching. Instructors are expected to become familiar with Canvas and use it to support student learning. Students are accustomed to using Canvas and often expect to use it in combination with in-class activities.
  • Instructors are encouraged to establish the Graduate Admissions Coordinator as an administrator of the course so that they may assist in posting announcements to the students.
  • Instructors are not authorized to use private websites for teaching purposes. Only Canvas, which is University sponsored, is approved for use in teaching.
  • Canvas is a useful tool to send announcements or respond to the entire class. Sometimes a student will e-mail an instructor with a question about an assignment. If an instructor believes the answer is relevant to other students, he or she can send an e-mail (through Canvas) to the entire class.
  • All course handouts, information on Canvas, or other course-related materials (whether the materials are placed on Canvas or distributed in class) must meet the professional standards of the School, College, and University.
  • Simple instructions for accessing Canvas can be found on the Information Technology Services website, User-friendly tutorials for Canvas can be found on the same website. If additional instruction is needed, the Instructional Technology Group through UNL's Information Systems offers faculty/staff training workshops on My.UNL Blackboard course management system.