Migrating From Onsite to Online for Academy Students

If an emergency causes a building closure or prevents you from coming to campus, the Academy has tools and resources at the ready to move your classes online.

If your onsite class is moved to online, follow these steps:

Log into the LMS at my.academyart.edu/login.
Click on the house-shaped icon in the upper left to reach your User Home page; this page lists your courses.

Use the big blue “Enter Class” button to go straight to a specific online course.

Your course Outline lists all your discussion and assignment topics.
Click the topic you would like to participate in.

Receiving and managing notifications

You receive notifications from the bell icon on your computer, and you can manage how you receive notifications in your settings.

Also, make sure you download the Academy of Art University Classes app from Apple’s App Store or from Google Play, so you can  receive notifications on your mobile lock screens.

Submitting Artwork

Here’s how to participate in your Class Discussion, by either creating a new post or commenting on someone else’s post. 

Create a new post by clicking the “Create New Post” button.

Add a subject line and write your thoughts. Add your images and files, or record a video message.

For more information please see the Course Discussion Interface.


Zoom allows you to join live online meetings, share video, images and more. To set up your new Zoom account, please visit https://art.zoom.us/ and click Sign in. You will then be prompted to enter your Academy credentials (same login as Microsoft 365/Outlook*) to proceed.

If you already have a Zoom account with your Academy email, account information will remain the same; however, you will now be prompted to enter your Microsoft 365/Outlook credentials at login. If you are prompted to enter a domain, enter art.

Help Desk

Need more help? If you are having trouble logging into your online class, please contact the Online Help Desk.

Email: online@academyart.edu
Phone: 1-415-618-3545
Toll-free phone: 1-888-431-2787
Help Desk hours: 8:00 AM through Midnight, Pacific Time, seven days a week

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