The iStudy tutorials provide an introduction to college-level learning, focusing on areas in which first-year students often need to build skills, such as study methods, time management, and communication. The tutorials help students prepare for the work that lies ahead of them, both academically and on the job.

Each iStudy tutorial contains the following elements, and additional information is presented as a student team conversation through webtoons and interactive exercises. Instructor guides are also located at the end of each tutorial.

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Directions
  • Activities
  • References
  • Summary

Instructor Guides

iStudy is designed for stand-alone, self-paced instruction. However, tutorials may be easily incorporated into a class. An Instructor’s Guide is located within each tutorial and contains the following:

  • The tutorial’s relationship to other tutorials.
  • Tips and suggestions for use.
  • Key points.
  • A list of activities within the tutorial.
  • Assessment instruments where appropriate.
    • Some tutorials include written assignments. If you wish to assess written assignments, they must be turned in outside of the iStudy tutorials, via Canvas or email. Students can also print written assignments and turn in a hard copy.
    • It is not possible at this time to connect the iStudy tutorial activities to the Canvas Gradebook.

Using iStudy within Canvas

  1. Click Commons in the Canvas Global Navigation Menu (left side of the Canvas window).
  2. Type istudy in the search field, then press Enter or Return.
  3. Click the Welcome to iStudy for Success! link.
  4. In the Import into Canvas area on the right side of the window, select your Canvas course(s) in which to import the iStudy page.
  5. Click Import into Course.

The iStudy page will be added to your course(s) in the Pages section. You can customize the list of tutorials by deleting the links to the tutorials you are not using.

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