Canvas Student Resources

Last modified 1/13/2024

Illinois State University has created many resources for Canvas for students that you can find below.

  1. Students, start getting to know Canvas with this overview video.
  2. The Intro to Technology orientation course for students includes a section on Canvas
  3. The Technology Support Center has created many ISU-specific knowledge articles about Canvas for both students and instructors. The most relevant for students are listed below.
  4. Canvas has student guides on its website in the form of text-based articles and videos: Canvas Student Guides  and Canvas Student Video Guides. These can also be accessed from within Canvas, in the Help tab in the navigation panel on the left. 
  5. The Technology Support Center is available via phone, chat, email, webform, and in person to answer student questions about Canvas and all things ISU technology. 

ISU-specific articles about Canvas for students


Watch a video that provides an overview of Canvas and basic navigation from a student view at the following link: 

Overview and Navigation of Canvas

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, Submit a Help Ticket or contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, by email at, or by Live Chat at

For instructional assistance, you may contact the Center for Integrated Professional Development by phone (309) 438-2542, or email at