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Canvas Help for Students

Is Your Computer Ready for Canvas?

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

How Do I Access My Canvas Courses?

Access Canvas from CSI's home page in one of two ways:

  • Click Current Students, then Canvas (within the Academics sub-menu)
  • or, Click Quick Links, then Canvas
  • Once you arrive at the web page titled Canvas for the College of Southern Idaho:
    • If you are a CCR or Workforce student, click the labeled button to access your version of canvas.
    • All other CSI students will click the button labeled Go to the main CSI Canvas
  • Your Student Login Information:
    • Username - your CSI email (your
    • Password - your default password will be your birthday (mm/dd/yyyy). If you reset it and cannot remember your new password, contact the IT HelpDesk at (208) 732-6311 or

Getting Started with Canvas

Canvas provides resources to help you learn how to navigate Canvas, access your courses, change your notifications, and manage your coursework. Many of your Canvas questions can be answered by simply consulting the Canvas Student Guide. Several commonly asked questions are highlighted below, with answers provided as links to the Canvas Student Guide:

On-Demand Videos for Students

Visit the Canvas Student Video Library to learn more specifics about commonly used Canvas features.