About Canvas


How to Access Your Course

  1. Login to Buzz In 
  2. Click Canvas in the Quick Links box on the right-hand side of the window, or click the following link to go directly to Canvas: https://canvas.emporia.edu.
  3. Your username and password will be the same as your Buzz In and ESU Email account. In most cases, you will not be able to access your courses on Canvas until the first day of class or shortly before.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I view my course in Canvas?

After logging into Canvas, you can view your current, past, and future enrollment courses in Canvas.

Why can't I access my course?

Sometimes there a few reasons why you cannot access your courses. 

How do I customize my courses drop-down menu?

You can customize the courses you want to show in your Courses drop-down menu. Please note that courses are always listed alphabetically. You cannot reorder your courses manually.

How do I use the Global Navigation Menu?

The Global Navigation Menu is found in the top portion of Canvas. It helps you see an overview of all your Courses, Groups, Grades, and Calendar events.

How do I take a quiz?

You can easily take a quiz by accessing the Quizzes page.

How do I access my course calendar?

The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place.

What browsers are supported?

Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

How do I submit an online assignment?

You can submit online Assignments in Canvas using several submission types. Instructors can choose what kind of online submissions they want you to use. You may have the option to resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.

How do I reply to a discussion?

You can easily reply to any discussion, threaded or focused. However, the reply process varies depending on the type of discussion.

How do I check my grades?

You can find your current grades in Global Navigation, or you can view them in the Course Navigation.


Getting Help

Taking an online course can be a challenging experience for students. Not only is the learning environment more isolated than the traditional classroom, but an online course may require more motivation and effort to successfully complete. At Emporia State University, we are committed to providing resources to help make the experience as trouble-free as possible.

Canvas Support - Available through the Techsite or by contacting the Help Desk at 877-341-5555 (toll free), or by email helpdesk@emporia.edu

If you get rolled-over to the answering machine during normal working hours, please leave your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, DEPARTMENT, and a BRIEF MESSAGE about your call. They will return the call as soon as possible.

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