KauID - student account
Students need a KauID in order to use the digital services at Karlstad University. Here you will find information on how to activate your KauID and what it gives you access to.
You can activate your KauID once you have received your second admission decision. For admission rounds with only one selection, for example the admission to summer courses, you can activate your KauID once you have received your first admission decision.
I HAVE A USER ACCOUNT AT ANTAGNINGEN.SE OR eduID
You can activate your KauID via antagningen.se or eduID.
Karlstad University uses antagning.se and eduID to ensure that the right person activates the KauID. You need to be a verified user at antagning.se or eduID to use this service.
I DON’T HAVE A USER ACCOUNT AT ANTAGNINGEN.SE OR EDUID
If you do not have a user account at antagningen.se or eduID, you can request an activation code. Keep in mind that this may take a few days. Once you have received your activation code, you can use it to activate your KauID.
You can also visit the student IT support service at Karlstad University to activate your KauID. Bring a valid ID to the student IT support service, which is located in the Welcome Centre (campus Karlstad) in building 1E, open Mon–Fri 11:00–13:00.
Student IT Support Service
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 054 - 700 16 95
I have forgotten my KauID username or password
You can request a new password via antagning.se or eduID. If you do not have an account at either of the services, you can order an activation code to reset your password. This may take a few days.
YOUR KAUID GIVES YOU ACCESS TO:
Canvas is the university’s learning management platform.
Your KauID is also your student e-mail. Add @student.kau.se to your username and you will have your e-mail address. Log in to your student e-mail using your KauID user name and password. You can find instructions on how to forward your student e-mail in our manuals.
All students are offered a home directory on their computer for storage of all kinds of files. The home directory has an automatic backup.
KauID gives you access to computers in computer labs, the library, and other open spaces. Many disciplines have their own computer labs. Contact the department secretary for information on access procedures.
WIRELESS NETWORKS – WLAN / WIFI
KauID gives you easy access to the wireless network via your own laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Students have access to e-books, e-journals and data bases even off campus.
Remember that when you create your KauID, you are obligated to adhere to University’s regulations for the use of computers and computer networks.