Canvas is the university learning management system. It is the place where you will participate in your online courses, access course syllabi, and retrieve resources to supplement face-to-face class meetings.

Logging In
To log in to Canvas, you will need your DSU Okramail username and password. Instructional Technology staff recommends that you bookmark Canvas or add a shortcut to your desktop for quicker access. Log Into Canvas Now!
Getting Started in Canvas
Prior to starting your classes in Canvas, you should update your profile and user settings as well as determine the way in which you would like to receive notifications. Watch the videos below for step by step instructions. (Videos will open in a new window)

Canvas Technical Support 24/7 365 Days a Year
  • Email us at:
  • Phone us toll free at 866-264-1465
  • Click the Help Button inside Canvas, select OIT Help Desk Online & submit a ticket

If you’re on campus, drop by our office at 114 Bailey M-F, between the hours of 8am-5pm.

Useful Guides

Canvas Student Guide

Canvas  Mobile Student App Guide

LockDown Browser

DSU Respondus Lockdown Browser Download Guide

DSU Respondus Lockdown Browser Download Link


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