CanvasLearning Management System
New Student Accounts
Canvas Student Connection Course
Attention Online Students
Students MUST actively participate by completing an academic assignment required by
the instructor by the official census date. Students who do not actively participate
in an academically related activity will be reported as "never attended" and dropped
from the course. Please contact your instructor if you have any questions about this policy.
Midland College email address
Example: Joe Canvas with ID 123006789: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midland College Student ID (no dashes) + Date of Birth (yyyymmdd)
Joe Canvas with ID 123006789 and date of birth January 31, 1999, his password: 12300678919990131
Check your MC Acceptance email to find your Student ID.
The email address you provided to the VCT college.
The student ID number at your VCT college.
- VCT user accounts are created 2-3 days before the beginning of the term.
- VCT Canvas account will be created 2-3 days before your course begins.
- If your student ID is less than eight characters, your password is your ID plus the
Example: password for ID 1234567 would be 1234567ab
To reset your password, select the "Forgot password?" link and enter your MC email
address when prompted. Do not use another email address, because Canvas does not recognize
a personal email address as your username. Then login to your MC email account and
look for the email from Canvas/Instructure that contains a link for you to reset your
If you experience technical difficulties with Canvas, click the "Help" link at the bottom of the Canvas login page, or from the left-hand toolbar from any page within Canvas, and select one of the options. If you choose to "Report a Problem", include your name, student ID, and email address along with a description of the problem. Your ticket will be sent to the MC Canvas Support Center. Check your email for support updates.
If you’re submitting a ticket because you are unable to login, use a personal email
address you check regularly and look for the response.
In most cases, students will not have access to courses until 12:01 am the first class
day. It can take up to 24 hours for your Canvas account to be created after enrolling
for a course.
Canvas Student Orientation
A Canvas Student Orientation course is available for all students to become familiar with Canvas and can be accessed under Courses.
Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment
Activating the LockDown Browser
- Download the software.
LockDown Browser Software
- Install the software on your computer.
- Go to the desktop/launchpad and click on the LockDown Browser icon.
- Login to Canvas to take your quiz.
NOTE: To use LDB with the iPad app, the instructor must activate that setting in Canvas. Contact your instructor if you have questions about using an iPad.
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