Getting Started with Canvas (Students)

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Getting Started Overview

We've compiled a carefully curated list of links to assist in helping you get started. Review the list below and explore additional topics using the Canvas Student Guide

Login to to access your Canvas courses.

Note: There is a green Global Navigation Menu to access Canvas tools and a white Course Navigation Menu to access content and tools specific to your course. 

Access your profile and user settings to add a profile picture, set your preferred name, update your pronouns and more. You can also download the Canvas student mobile app for access on the go. 

If you need additional help: 

  • Live chat with Canvas support (Students) 
  • Call Canvas for 24-hour/7-days a week support 
    • Dial OIT at 740-593-1222 and select option 1 
    • Contact Canvas Support directly by dialing the Canvas Support Hotline number, located in Canvas under "Get Help" in the Global Navigation Menu. 

Accessing Canvas 






Submitted assignments, grades, and feedback 

Course navigation 


Global navigation 

Mobile Apps 

The Canvas mobile app provides access to Canvas on the go. Depending on your device, not all Canvas features may be available on the app at this time. View Canvas Student mobile features by version and device. 



Passport to Canvas 

Profile and user settings 

Rich content editor 

Get help from OIT

Additional resources

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Canvas is an online Learning Management System designed to facilitate communication and the sharing of course content between instructors, teaching assistants, students, and guests.