Everything Canvas

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). An easier way to put it...It’s a virtual campus. It has classrooms where you take your classes, bulletin boards where messages are posted for you to see, lockers for you to store your supplies, and it has mailboxes where you can send and receive messages when communicating with others. The only thing that it is missing is a cafeteria.

Why does this matter to me?

Online Anytime –
 Traditional online classes in partnership with Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC). Students complete coursework and assignments via the college’s online course delivery platform.

Live Online- Class has scheduled class meeting times with a live instructor, delivered online using Zoom. Additional coursework will be delivered online via the college’s online course delivery platform .

Classroom Plus on-campus classes. Instructors also use the college’s online course delivery platform to deliver a variety of course content including videos, streamed or captured lectures, and other digital course content to provide students the opportunity to access content and enrichment outside of the classroom setting.

Lab-Based Courses – Courses with hands-on labs will meet on-campus for the lab. Lectures will be delivered via Classroom Plus, Live Online or Online Anytime. 

Canvas is new to me, how will I know what to do?

All students enrolled in Online Anytime, Live Online and Classroom Plus courses, are encouraged to complete an online introduction to Canvas. This self-paced orientation is available online here new window

I am still having a hard time trying to figure out…

Canvas has 24/7 help that you can easily access. In the Global Navigation Bar (located along the left of your screen inside Canvas) the Question Mark icon leads to the Help tab. Here you will find many options for help including live chatting with a Canvas support person, an 800 number to call the Canvas hotline, a way to search the Canvas Guides, and even a link to ask your instructor a question.

To access Canvas:

Log on to EICConnect new window, detailed Login Instructions are available here.

To access your courses:

  • Log on to EICConnect new window. Detailed Login Instructions are available here.

  • After logging into EICConnect new window, click on the “My Classes- Classroom and Online” link on the left hand side the page.

  • This will take you to your Canvas Dashboard, where you will find tiles that allow you to enter your classes.

  • Until the start of the term, if your class tiles are not on your dashboard, use the "Courses" tab in the global navigation bar. In this menu, select "All Courses". This will show you a list of all courses you are enrolled in.


To access CANVAS on the Go:CANVAS Mobile Flyer, all content is in subsequent copy

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The Canvas Mobile App is available for your use in just a few easy steps! Canvas provides you access to your college courses. Your course content including syllabus, assignments, gradebook and more is available , and is easy to navigate online or by using the Canvas Mobile App.

  1. Visit your app store and search for “Canvas Student” and download.
  2. Once downloaded, type in Eastern Iowa or EICC in “Find My School”.
  3. Type in your EICConnect login credentials.
  4. Explore your new Canvas Student app and set up your notifications.


Need Help or Have Questions?

If you experience any issues with EICConnect new window or your Live Email Account please contact the EICC Help Desk (563)336-3456 or via email at helpdesk@eicc.edu. They are available via phone Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. On the weekends they are available via email.

For all other questions, please contact your advisor, or use the EICC Student Resource Center.

For the best start to your semester, we suggest logging in and accessing Canvas before your classes start. If there are any problems or issues, we can get them resolved before your semester begins.