Online Learning: Getting Started
Ready to become an online student?
To get started you will need to follow these steps before the first day of the semester. Each of these steps is necessary to successfully access and participate in your online course!
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Online Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for Classes.
Instructions on how to register. (Note: Students register for online and hybrid classes the same way they register for traditional on campus classes.)
Interested in applying to a program? Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Complete the Student Canvas Beginner’s Guide.
We strongly recommend that students complete the Student Canvas Beginner’s Guide (either online or on campus) before they begin their first online class. The orientation will prepare you for using Canvas, Massasoit’s learning management system.
The following topics are covered in the orientation:
- Technical Requirements for Canvas
- Preparing Yourself for an Online Course
- Updating Your Profile and Notification Settings
- Navigating Canvas and Using the Calendar
- Communicating in Canvas
- Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes
- Checking Your Grades and Reviewing Feedback
Log into Canvas.
You are responsible for beginning your class on time. Follow these steps to access your course:
- Log into the MyMassasoit Portal.
- Click the Canvas button in the top left corner (you will be automatically logged in).
- Click the Courses drop down menu to view your course.
Note: Some courses are not available to students until the first official day of the semester.
Your username for the MyMassasoit Portal can be found on your class schedule, and your password will be your 8-digit birth date. Please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com if you need assistance with logging in.
Check your Massasoit email.
All Massasoit students are given a Massasoit email account (ending in @massasoit.edu). This email account is used for all official communication between students and faculty/staff at the college. Be sure to check this email account often for important information regarding your course. You can access your email account from the MyMassasoit Portal.
Purchase your textbook(s).
You can order your textbooks online through Massasoit’s Online Bookstore at Barnes & Noble. Many courses use additional software such as MyAccountingLab, ALEKS, Mastering Biology, etc. If your course uses one of these products, it is important you purchase the access code before the course begins. The bookstore will be able to determine if you need an access code in addition to a textbook.