Get Started with Canvas

Getting Started with Canvas as a Student

  • How do I log into Canvas?
    • Log in to the Online Services Portal an click on Canvas.
  • How do I access my course in Canvas?
    • Once you login you will be directed to the Canvas Dashboard
    • Select your course by clicking on the course title
    • This will navigate you to the course home page and content
  • How do I learn more about navigating Canvas?
    • Begin by watching this 6-minute Canvas Overview Video for students
    • Video Guides are available for any topic you would like to view
    • Written Guides are available for any topic you would like to view and provide step-by-step instructions with screenshots
  • Who do I contact with questions about Canvas?
    • For login challenges, contact IT Help Desk (Schulz 1001, 707-664-4357,
    • 24/7 Canvas Student Support 833-263-0709
    • Within Canvas, click on the Help icon and select a support option: chat, phone, guides, or report a problem 
  • Will I see all of my courses in Canvas?
    • No, SSU is in the process of moving to the new Learning Management System, Canvas. Some instructors may be still be using Moodle with their courses instead of Canvas. You can login to Online Services to get to both systems. If you don't see your course in one, go back to Online Services and check the other. When in doubt, please ask your instructor what system (Canvas or Moodle) will be used for the class.