Systems and tools for distance learning

As a student at KI, you have access to a range of tools and systems that can facilitate your distance learning.


Canvas is KI's new learning platform, where you as a student find course information, schedule and literature list. Depending on how your teacher chooses to use the learning platform, you may also find quizzes, assignments, films, lecture materials, discussion forums and much more.

Canvas student guide will give you a walk-through of how Canvas works, so when it comes to user-related questions you can usually find the answer there.

Log in to Canvas.

Office 365

As a student at Karolinska Institutet, you have access to Microsoft Office 365 for students. You have access to several services within Office 365, which give you the opportunity for collaboration and communication with for instance other students. Read more on how to install and who to turn to for support.


Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tools which makes it possible to work with a group of other people on, for instance, a project. As a team-member you can communicate directly with the other members through chat, collaborate on documents and connect other Office 365-tools. Teams is a great tool for gruop work, since you can organize your tasks by adding one or more Planner tabs to a team channel. You can then assign tasks to the different team memebers.

Microsoft's Teams help center.

Teams quick guide at Microsoft.


Zoom can be used within Canvas, but also as an online meeting tool outside of Canvas, with, for example, students from other courses, or other educational institutions. Read the instructions for using Zoom both within and outside of Canvas.

Remote access to the University Library

When you are using a computer off campus, you must be recognized as a KI user in some other way, in order to access journals, databases and ebooks provided by the library. At the library webpage you will find tips on different ways to get remote access to the library's resources and who to turn to for support.

Other E-services

Other E-services such as login to student email, information about student account and login to Ladok can be found on the page E-services.