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Canisius College Information Technology Services makes available to students a range of web-based technologies for learning and other student work.  Training materials (including this guide), documentation, and support are provided by the Center for Online Learning & Innovation.  In most cases these resources are available after you login using your

To use email, and participate in your online courses, you will need a Canisius username and password.  These are mailed to you once you are registered for a program or course, although you should change the password to personalize it, and make it more secure. If you have not received your username and password or you have any questions about them, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu.

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The things you should be immediately familiar with are:

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Your Canisius email.  We call it "Gmail," since that's the technology running it.  You can find Google Apps tutorials, including tips for Gmail, linked in the Quick Guide, and here.

D2L, our learning management system.  You'll find self-paced training tutorials linked in the Quick Guide, within D2L itself, and here.

Google Drive is required in only some courses, but very helpful for storage, collaborating with other students, and other things. You can find Google Apps tutorials, including tips for Google Apps, linked in the Quick Guide, and here.

Web Conferencing Through Zoom

Increasingly online courses use Zoom for web conferencing.  If your course uses Zoom, your professor will send you or post a link to the meetings in D2L.  You need not pay for a Zoom license, or start a Zoom account, unless your professor specifically instructs you to do so.

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