Logging into Canvas

Last modified 5/21/2024

Instructions to come on how to access our version of Canvas. Unsure of where links will be and how they will be presented. Pilot vs standard may look different on full release. 

Logging in Using the URL 

  1. Navigate to This will take you to Illinois State University's instance of Canvas 
  2. Login using SSO to access Canvas 

Logging in From 

Just like ReggieNet, a shortcut to your classes can be found from your course list on

  1. Login to and click on the "Academics" tab. 
  2. Scroll down to see your course schedule. 
    1. Note: You need to be registered for classes to see your schedule with the button to the course.
  3. Find your course that you want to access and click the "Canvas" button. See example below: 


The course must be published by the instructor for the button to appear. Old courses will not appear here and may be unpublished once the course ends. 

If you see a link to Reggienet, then the course is in Reggienet instead of Canvas. If you see Reggienet Not Available then the course is in Reggniet, but the course may not yet have been published by the instructor.

Logging in to the Mobile App using the QR Code 

This can only be done after installing the mobile app on a mobile device. 

  1. Login to Canvas normally and on the sidebar click on the Account tab. 
  2. Select the QR for Mobile Login button 

3. Click on Proceed to show the QR code. 

4. On your mobile device, launch the Mobile App version of Canvas and select QR Code from the main screen. 

4a. Press Allow if prompted to allow your camera to be used. 

5. Scan the QR code with your camera to finish logging in! 

Logging into the Mobile App with Single Sign-On 

This can only be done on the Mobile app 

  1. Launch the Mobile App version of Canvas. 
  2. Select the Find my School button. 
  3. In the box type in Illinois State University and select the option when it appears. 
  4. Login with Central Login to finish logging into Canvas! 

Additional Sources For Help 

How to Get Help

Technical assistance is available through the Illinois State University Technology Support Center at:

Instructional assistance and knowledge for Canvas are available through the Illinois State University Center for Integrated Professional Development: