Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Orientation modules

These modules are essential for student success and all modules should be completed prior to arriving on campus. 

Canvas: NAU’s Learning Management System

All orientation modules will be hosted in Canvas, NAU’s Learning Management System.

How do I access the Orientation Modules in Canvas?

  • For desktop users, you can access Canvas by visiting NAU Canvas.
  • For mobile users, Canvas can be accessed via the NAUgo app.

Note: For NAU students looking to access Canvas via mobile, utilize the NAUgo app, rather than downloading the flagship Canvas application.

On both the desktop application and mobile versions, students will need to log in using their NAU userID (Ex: abc123) and password. Contact ITS for help with logging in at 928-523-3335 or

What information do the modules cover?

Lumberjack Essentials (Logistics)

During this module, you will learn how to complete essential tasks to prepare you for your first day as a Lumberjack. These tasks include getting your JacksCard student ID, exploring parking and transportation options on campus, setting up your student technology accounts, submitting your immunization records, and learning about resources available to you as a student at NAU.

Financials/Student Accounts

NAU has positioned itself among the nation’s leaders in making a quality education accessible to everyone. We know paying for college can raise some questions and we are committed to helping you and your family through the process. This module includes essential information about the process of applying for financial aid, finding scholarship and grant opportunities, billing tuition and fees, and making payments on your student account.

Living on Campus

Living on campus helps to enhance your student experience at NAU! Our vibrant campus living communities provide a safe, welcoming environment for you to make lifelong friends, conveniently access classes and resources, explore opportunities, and grow as a person. This module will provide you with “need to know” information for a successful start to your first year on campus. This includes preparation for move-in day, navigation of roommate relationships, using your meal plan, and more!

Your Lumberjack Involvement Journey (Engagement)

Getting involved on campus allows you to enrich your academic and social experience at NAU. This module introduces you to our Leadership & Engagement team at NAU, which acts as the hub for students interested in connection, leadership, involvement, and service. As you navigate this module, you will have an opportunity to explore NAU leadership programs and student organizations.

Health & Wellness

Unlock the key to success at NAU – wellness! Thriving in college involves more than just staying healthy. It means developing resilience and acquiring the essential tools to overcome challenges. This module will introduce you to the ways that NAU supports and promotes wellness on campus. From health and counseling resources to campus recreation and sports, we are here to empower you with holistic wellness.


NAU is proud to support each student on their unique academic journey. This module will introduce you to support resources readily available to you as you progress through your academic career. Each student at NAU is assigned a professional advisor upon admission that assist students with degree selection, course selection and sequencing, resource and tool referral, enrollment, policy interpretation, and coach students through their academic requirements and challenges. Upon completion of this module, you will have the tools to find your assigned Academic Advisor and schedule an advising appointment.