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Faculty

Access Learning Technology Support Site
Access Transition to Online Delivery Site

Contact Learning Technology for assistance.

  • Cody Moyer – jmoyer@polk.edu
  • Chris Amato – camato@polk.edu
  • Tracey Blue – tblue@polk.edu
  • Carleigh Wallpe – cwallpe@polk.edu

Students

Polk State College uses Canvas by Instructure for all courses. Students can receive course updates, submit assignments, communicate with professors, and more through Canvas. All traditional, online, and hybrid courses are hosted in this system, which has an easy-to-use interface, a mobile-friendly app (Android and iOS), and a 24-7 help desk @1-844-880-9814.

first time canvas users click on orientation link

Canvas Student Orientation

Login Information

Username: my.polk.edu email address (i.e. if your email address is jdoe@my.polk.edu, then your Canvas username is jdoe@my.polk.edu).

Password: student ID (with the first letter capitalized). After logging in to Canvas for the first time, change your password.

If you have trouble logging in to Canvas, please review the following:

  1. Verify that you are currently enrolled in at least one course at Polk State College (and it has been a minimum of 2 hours since you registered for the course)
  2. Verify that you are using the correct information from above (which can be found in PASSPORT)
  3. You are NOT required to log into Canvas to complete Polk State College student orientation or Canvas orientation.

If you verify the above and are still unable to log in, contact CANVAS HELP at 1-844-880-9814 or the Polk State College student help desk at 863-298-6839 and select option No. 3.

Supported Browsers

Internet Explorer 11 is no longer a Canvas supported browser. Users who attempt to use Canvas with Internet Explorer will be redirected to an “Unsupported Browser” page. For more information on Canvas supported browsers visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720

Conferencing in Canvas

How Do I use Conferences as a Student?

Online Tutoring

All services available from within Canvas, on the Course Navigation Menu (see ‘Student Video Guides’ for more information).
Smarthinking, Tutoring Services via Knack (FAQs), Writing Help, TLCC Online.

Honorlock Remote Proctoring: FREE for Students

Student Technology Help

View the Polk State College Student Technology Help Guide

Student Video Guides

  1. What's on the Canvas Help Menu?

  2. Overview of the Canvas App!

  3. Managing Your Canvas Notifications!

  4. How Does Knack Tutoring Work?

  5. How Does Smarthinking Tutoring Work?

  6. Where Can I Get Help with Writing?

  7. What is Ask A Librarian?

  8. How To Use Honorlock!

  9. Accessing your Office 365 Account!

    For assistance with email, call 863-873-5971 or 863-298-6839