The College uses Canvas to facilitate learning in an online format.  All online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes are offered through this learning management system.  You will login to Canvas to access your online classes each semester.

To login to Canvas, use the following for your User Name and Password:

User Name: First initial, first three letters of your last name, two digit year of birth, and two digit day of birth.  For a student whose name is John Smith born on January 30, 1805, his user name would be JSmi0530.

This is the standard format, but in case of a duplicate, login to your Interact account and look at your schedule.  Your Blackboard username will be displayed there.

Default Password: Capital S, lower case tu, followed by your student number.  Ex: Stu1234567.

Click here to log in to Canvas

Course instructors will provide directions on getting started in online courses, including helpful information on dashboard navigation.  

Most Internet classes require assignments to be completed with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) unless specific software requirements are noted for each course.

Respondus LockDown Browser

All tests, with the exception of the Orientation Quiz, will be taken in Respondus LockDown Browser.  Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser.  Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Blackboard tests. It should not be used in other areas of Canvas.

Students must download LockDown Browser onto any computer where you will be taking an exam.  Please follow the link provided below to download LockDown Browser. Questions? Please see the Respondus Quick Start Guide (PDF format) before contacting the Helpdesk for assistance.

Installing Respondus LockDown Browser

To download and install Respondus LockDown Browser, follow these steps:

Windows computers:

• Go to the following link for downloading and installing Respondus LockDown Browser (

• During the installation, select Yes if prompted to accept programs from Respondus.

• Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the install.

Mac computers:

• Be sure that OSX 10.5 or higher is being used (512K RAM minimum).

• Go to the following link for downloading and installing Respondus LockDown Browser (

• Follow the download page instructions to obtain the correct installation program.

• Start the LockDown Browser installation program and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.