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MyCanvas: Getting Started

What is MyCanvas?

MyCanvas is the name of the new Learning Management System (LMS) at Mohawk College.  Based on Canvas by Instructure, the new LMS includes features that make it smoother to learn and collaborate in an online environment.

Log in to MyCanvas

mycanvas login button

Logging In

Log in with your Mohawk ID (9 digits) and password.

Canvas Mobile App

Canvas mobile app iconThe Canvas Student App is the mobile version of Canvas that helps you stay current with your courses anywhere. Download the Canvas Student app on Android and iOS devices.

NOTE: Only students with an active MyCanvas account will be able access Passport to MyCanvas. 

MyCanvas: Student Orientation Video (26 m)

Learn more about using MyCanvas by watching this video. If you are not already logged in to a Mohawk tool, you will need to sign in with your MohawkID (9 digit number with



Which internet browser should I use?

The latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Edge are all good choices for working in Canvas. Use the links below to download the most recent versions of these browsers or ensure that you alway have updated versions of all browsers.

Safari (Mac only) Note: Safari is not a recommended browser because there are issues viewing course content.

Browser Tips

  • Have more than one browser installed on your computer and mobile devices. Often, problems you experience online can be fixed by switching from one browser to another.
  • For more information on browser and computer requirements, read the Canvas documentation: What are the browser and computer requirements for Canvas?

We recommended downloading the Canvas app for your mobile device using the information provided below.

MyCanvas FAQs

Your courses will show up in MyCanvas when:

  1. The course start date has been reached and
  2. Your instructor has published the course for viewing. You can check your courses from within MyCanvas if you to go All Courses. You will see a list of all your courses current and past, also if the course has been published for viewing.

If you have concerns about your course not showing up on the day it was supposed to be available, please allow 24 hours for your instructor to make any final changes before it might be published for viewing. If your course is still not showing you can email your Program area and they can assist you with your answers.

Some CE Courses are hosted on Ontario Learn, you would have received an email in your Mohawk College email explaining how to access your Ontario learn course. Those courses will not show up in MyCanvas they will be hosted on

You should do the following:

  • Contact the instructor to make sure that content should be accessible.
  • If you can access the content on some devices but not others, it is likely a issue with the specific device and not the course. Try restarting the device.
  • If the content begins to load, but only gives a white page, check that the browser meets the minimum requirements for MyCanvas.

MyCanvas in the new learning management system at Mohawk. Our contract with eLearn ended on April 30, 2020 and therefore no longer accesssible to any former users. Students were notified by email, social media, and on campus before the deadline.

To print any of the course materials, you will need to download any Microsoft Office or Adobe PDF documents first, then open the file from your computer to print.

MyCanvas has a built-in webReader called ReadSpeaker, to make MyCanvas more accessible. You can access it from the Global Navigation by clicking on the ReadSpeaker activation tab. It has many options that you can take advantage of, including:

  • multiple languages and multiple voices per language
  • customization of the reading area, order and speed
  • text highlighting
  • customization of font size, color and type
  • enhanced text visibility
  • pronunciation dictionary
  • mp3 downloading of course content
  • word lookup and translation

When you register for your full-time program or a CE course, an account will be created for you. Students who previously used eLearn will not have access to MyCanvas unless they are enrolled in a current course.