Canvas News

Polk State College is now using Canvas by Instructure for all courses! Students can receive important course updates, submit assignments, communicate with professors, and more with Canvas. All traditional, online, and hybrid courses will be hosted in this new system, which has an easy-to-use interface, a mobile-friendly app, and a 24-7 help desk.

Canvas Student Orientation

Login Information

Username: Log in using your email address (i.e. if your email address is, then your Canvas username is

Password: Use your student ID with the first letter capitalized.    After logging in to Canvas, change your password.

(If you have trouble logging in to Canvas, 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)


View the Student Canvas Preview Session

Download the App (Android and iOS).

Frequent Questions

  1. How do I contact my instructor after I am withdrawn from a course in Canvas?

    You may contact your former instructor by emailing the instructor’s email address from your address.  You may not use the Canvas messaging system to contact your instructor after withdrawal from the course.  Students are able to find the instructor’s email address through the Passport course look up.

  2. Why can't I see all of my courses on my Dashboard?

    It may be that some of your courses are not yet published or the course may be date-restricted.  To view all your registered courses, click Courses on the Global Navigation Menu.

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  3. Why is there no content in my course?

    If you cannot see content in your course, the instructor may have items unpublished, which means nothing would be showing to you as a student. Contact your instructor with questions.