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Great Plains IDEA

Great Plains IDEA

Ashley Schultz
Campus Coordinator
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Course Access Instructions

If you are a student from a Great Plains IDEA member university who is taking a class at K-State, but K-State is not your home university, please click the steps below to gain course access.

Step One: Submit and create a K-State eID
  • If you have taken a K-State taught class before, please use and submit the same eID that you used previously.
  • If you have not taken a K-State taught class before, go to http://www.k-state.edu/its/eid/ and click on the purple box “Register for an eID”.
  • As a non-K-State student you do not have a WID. Do not enter a number or your social security number in the box requesting this information. You can continue without it.
Step Two: Complete the K-State Course Access Form
  • Complete the K-State Course Access form online 
  • If you do not submit your eID to the K-State Course Access form, your eID will not be activated.
  • It typically takes 2-7 business days for your eID to be verified and activated.
Step Three: Prepare for your course
  • Check your course start dates, textbook information, instructor information, and much more by reviewing the Course Information pages for your program.
  • You will access your K-State taught course through our learning management system, Canvas.
  • For help with Canvas, check out these resources.
  • Typically, courses will not be open and available on Canvas until the first day of class.
  • If you experience any difficulties with your eID, please inform your instructor and the K-State Campus Coordinator.
Step Four: Review student success resources 

When you take a course with us, you are a member of our big, purple family.


Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to Canvas by the first day of class.