Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Providing quality distance education since 1995



The learning management system, Canvas, is used to teach most subjects online.

The Student Online Learning Guide (PDF 948KB) outlines the technical specifications and how students can access and use Canvas.

Students can log a HELP REQUEST if you are having a technical issue with your courses or have problems accessing Canvas. If you have not been contacted within 2 working days (Monday to Friday) please lodge a follow up request. NOTE: If your issue is related to the content of your course (i.e. a quiz was marked incorrectly), please contact your teacher using the Inbox in Canvas.

To access Canvas, students use their Department of Education assigned email and password.

How do I access canvas as a student:

The Canvas Student app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps students stay current with their courses anywhere. Download the Canvas Student app on Android and iOS devices.

If it is your first time using Canvas try this tutorial video

If you are unable to login you may need to clear the browsing cache or history on the browser you are using:

Students can submit work by uploading as a Word or PDF file.

If you have problems accessing Canvas, or need your password reset, please call 02 6681 0424 for assistance, or contact your teacher.