PREPARE for Advising

NSO Canvas modules

Several weeks before your advising appointment, you will be invited to your NSO Canvas site. In Canvas, you’ll learn and explore at your own pace while accomplishing important tasks to make sure you are prepared for your first year.

The Canvas modules are divided into four required parts:

  • Part 1: Taking your first Hoosier steps: Getting started—Complete important tasks and familiarize yourself with tools that will be necessary for NSO and beyond.
  • Part 2: Business of being a Hoosier: Preparing for NSO—Prepare for your advising and registration and get an overview of IU Bloomington’s campus and academics.
  • Part 3: Hoosier resources: Navigating campus—Learn about important campus resources and information, including technology, transportation, health and wellness, and more.
  • Part 4: Hoosier Experience: Your first year—Get introduced to the programs that will support you through your first year.

To get the most out of your advising appointment, it is essential to complete Parts 1 and 2 of your online modules prior to your NSO meeting. On your NSO confirmation page in the Orientation Portal, you’ll be able to confirm your NSO advising unit to make sure you complete the correct section. We want every student to be successful at IU, so we require all components—even if you’ve already taken college classes or are transferring from another college.

Canvas login page

To access your Canvas modules

Watch your IU email in the weeks prior to your advising appointment for your invitation to the NSO Canvas site. To access your Canvas modules, you will need to do the following:

  1. Set up your IU computing accounts.
  2. Set up your Two-Step Login (Duo). We recommend you download the Duo Mobile App for quicker and easier access.

Learn more about these steps by watching the video below from University Information Technology Services (UITS).