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Canvas Help for Students

New Canvas User Interface

NOTE: Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Because of that, your computer screen may vary from the images shown in some of the Student Guide pages and Student videos. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Student Guides and Videos were created by Instructure.

Is Your Computer Ready for Canvas?

Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. It is highly recommended updating your browser to the newest version. In the links below, you will find detailed information on minimum system and browser requirements for desktop computers and mobile devices.

How to Access Canvas Courses?

  • You can access the CSI Canvas from
    • Click Current Students, then Canvas
  • The Student Login Information:
    • Username - your CSI email (your
    • Password - birthday (mm/dd/yyyy)

Getting Started with Canvas

Learn how to navigate in Canvas, access your courses, change the preferences, manage your coursework, and customize your profile.

Important: When modifying your Notification settings, keep your Announcements and Conversation notifications ON to get email notifications about new posted announcements and Inbox messages as soon as possible.