Roadmap to Information Technology

The video and instructions below will assist you with setting up your eID and will introduce you to the numerous technology resources, services, and tools available to you as a K-State student.

KSU eID - Your key to technology

Your eID is your K-State user name and becomes part of your K-State email, is used to enroll in classes, access Canvas, view online paychecks, and much more.

Logging in with your eID

When you arrive to a K-State login page, enter your eID and password in the appropriate fields. In the eID field, only enter your eID. Do not include the “” portion of your email address.

Tips for staying safe online

  • K-State will never ask you for the password associated with your eID. Never share your password with anyone.
  • Learn how to recognize phishing scams and other cybercrimes.
  • Visit K-State's IT Security site for other guidance and resources for staying safe and keeping your information secure online.

FREE access to technology

As a K-State student

Office 365

As a K-State student, you have FREE access to Office 365 programs: Email, calendar, Teams, OneDrive, and Microsoft Office suite. Learn more about this access on the Division of Information Technology website.


Canvas is K-State's learning management system (LMS). For the courses you take as a student, instructors may use Canvas to share course information (e.g., assignments, deadlines, announcements). If you are assigned to a graduate teaching assistantship, you also might use Canvas in an instructor role. K-State's Canvas website provides many guides and resources for using Canvas both as a student as an instructor.

Zoom video conferencing

As a K-State student, you have FREE access to Zoom. When using Zoom for K-State-related activities (e.g. classes, meetings, other university events), make sure to access Zoom through K-State's Zoom site, or use the single sign-on (SSO) option to login to Zoom with your K-State account.

Qualtrics survey software

Qualtrics is a comprehensive survey tool available to all K-State faculty and staff. It is also available to graduate and undergraduate students by permission. If your research or scholarly work involves survey data collection, your advisor or major professor can submit a request for you to be granted Qualtrics access. Make sure to access Qualtrics from K-State's Qualtrics site.

Additional resources and support

Check out the IT Guide for Students for more information about IT services and resources available to K-State students.

The IT Help Desk is the first point of contact for campus IT needs
Hale Library, 2nd floor
785-532-7722 or 800-865-6143