CanvasLearning Management System

Account Access

New Canvas accounts are created about 2 weeks before the term begins. If students register after that time, it can take up to 24 hours after the time of registration for Canvas accounts to be created.


In most cases, students will have access to courses at 12:01 am the first class day.

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How to Login - NEW!

MC Email Address Users

If you login to Canvas with an MC email address, then your login page has changed. (There is a picture of the flags on on the left and sign-in section on the left.)

Go to My MC1 Login and use your MC email address (as usual) but follow these instructions for your password: 

If you have a 9-digit MC Student ID

1st initial of your first name + 1st three initials of your last name + your complete Midland College student ID
Student:  John Smith 
MC ID:  123004567
Password = jsmi123004567

If you have a 5-digit MC Student ID

1st initial of your first name + 1st three initials of your last name + 0000 + your complete Midland College student ID
Student:  John Smith 
MC ID:  12345
Password = jsmi000012345

Non-MC Email Address Users

If you do not use an MC email address to access Canvas, your login page has NOT changed.

Use the standard MC Canvas Login to sign in using the same email address and the same password you have been using. 

Trouble Logging In?

Email In the email, include your name, MC student ID (if you have one), term (summer, fall, or spring) and the email address you use to access Canvas.



Additional Assistance

Click below for details

Canvas Student Connection Course

This course provides an orientation on using Canvas, browser compatibility, setting up your notifications, etc. New Canvas students should review the course before your semester begins.

All registered students should be enrolled in the Canvas Student Connection course.

If the course does not appear on your Dashboard, click the "Courses" icon on the left toolbar, then click the "All Courses" link at the bottom of the list, then navigate to the course. If you still do not see it, submit a Canvas Help ticket by clicking the "Help" icon and selecting the "Report a Problem or Ask a Question" option. In the description field, be sure to include your name and MC student ID and we will add you to the course.

Canvas Student Connection Course

for technical difficulties when logged into Canvas...

  1. On a computer, navigate to the page where you are experiencing a problem and click the "Help" icon on the left side of the screen, in the dark-gray toolbar.

  2. Help Options:
    • Search the Canvas Guides (link at top)
      Find answers to common "How to" Canvas questions
    • Ask Your Instructor a Question
      Select the correct course, type in your question, and the message will be sent to your instructor via the Canvas Inbox
    • Report a Problem or Ask a Question
      • FIRST - Navigate to the Canvas page where the problem is occurring, then click Help and select this option
      • Questions/problems are routed to a local MC admin
      • Include your name, student ID, and email address, and detailed description of the problem
      • Check your MC email for ALL support updates/responses


Other Canvas Tools

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LockDown Browser

The Respondus LockDown Browser is a software program, integrated in Canvas, that locks down the testing environment for students. Some instructors use it to lock the browser and prevent students from visiting other web pages, print, etc. while taking a test.

LDB System Requirements


Respondus Monitor is an add-on feature to the LockDown Browser an instructor may use to proctor online exams. Students are required to have a web cam if the instructor enables this option.


There is a $15 fee/student for a one year subscription. The subscription is good for all MC courses for one year.

How to Set up 

Watch the video below to learn how to set-up the LockDown Browser on your personal device.

Respondus Lockdown Browser desktop icon

Steps to Activate the LockDown Browser

  1. Download the software using the link below. This link provides the connection to the Midland College account. This software is free to students.

    LockDown Browser Software

  2. Install the software on your computer

  3. Before launching the new browser, close all other open application on your computer or iPad.

  4. Go to the desktop/launchpad and click on the LockDown Browser icon

  5. Login to Canvas

  6. Navigate to the course to take your quiz

LockDown Browser Tips & Tricks

Using an iPad?

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.

Install in Advance

It is HIGHLY recommended that students download & install the software well in advance of taking the first quiz/test requiring it.

Do Not Pay for software

Students must use the link above (or the link provided in the Canvas course) to install the correct version/connection to Midland College. This software is FREE to MC students. If a student is being asked to pay, they are not using the correct link.

Need Additional Assistance?

Visit the Respondus Student Resources page for helpful videos, support FAQs, live chat, etc.

Respondus Student Resources

Online proctoring which requires the use of a webcam and reliable, high-speed Internet connection. Student is responsible for the fee associated with this proctoring option. Fee schedule based on length of test.

Minutes Cost
0-30 $8.75
31-60 $17.50
61-120 $25.00
121-180 $33.75
181 & up $42.50