Student Resources

Canvas Resources

Accessing Canvas

  1. Navigate to the MyUSF website.
  2. Login using your NetID and password (if you have not yet activated your NetID, or need to recover your password at the NetID Services webpage).
  3. After you have logged in, select “Canvas” under the “Learning & Teaching Tools” drop-down menu.
Accessing Canvas

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Canvas Student Orientation — This self-paced orientation contains a series of short videos designed to help introduce new students to Canvas. If you would like to work through your own Canvas orientation and learn how to navigate the many Canvas features, you may do so here.

Canvas Student Guides — All of the Instructure produced Canvas tutorials for students can be accessed here. They can also be accessed from your USFSM Canvas dashboard, by clicking on the “Help” link next to your name (in the upper right hand corner of your browser window).

Mobile Apps for Canvas

Instructure has created several Canvas applications that can be used on a mobile device:

  • Canvas for iOS — allows students to view their Canvas activity stream, to-do list, syllabus and more on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    View the guide for: iPhone, iPad.

  • Canvas for Android — allows student to view the Canvas activity stream, to-do list, syllabus and more on their Android phone or tablet.

    View the guide for: Android Phone, Android Tablet.

Virtual Apps

As a USFSM student, you can access a variety of programs for free (including Adobe CS5, Microsoft Office, and many others) directly over the internet. Visit the USF Application Gateway to get started.

Please Note:

  • These applications are running remotely, so they will operate slower than software installed on your computer.
  • The first time you sign in you will need to download and install the Citrix client application. You need to have this running when you access the software.
  • Be sure to save your files on your own computer. Since these applications are running remotely, you will lose your content if you log off without saving.

Tutorials & Guides

Web Applications:

Blackboard Collaborate: