This guide is your go-to resource for getting started.
You'll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!
Introduction to Online Systems
Get familiar with Mohawk’s online systems where you’ll connect with faculty, staff and fellow students, access your courses, and more.
MyCanvas is Mohawk’s online learning management system and is where you’ll find course materials, assignments, quizzes, grades and more for courses delivered in-person and online through Mohawk College. You can access MyCanvas from within MyMohawk. Visit the MyCanvas Guide for instructions, and the MyCanvas Courses webpage for information on courses with a delivery method of MyCanvas.
Courses delivered through OntarioLearn are a collection of shared online college courses in collaboration with 24 Ontario community colleges. You will access your OntarioLearn course using the OntarioLearn online portal (opens in new window). Discover how to get started in your OntarioLearn course by visiting the Continuing Education OntarioLearn Courses page.
Tech Support: Mohawk College students have access to computers and Wi-Fi at all campuses and can also borrow laptops and other tech accessories for short or longer use. Our Student Technical Support Team is available via chat, phone, email and in-person. Technical assistance for OntarioLearn courses is available via the OntarioLearn Help Centre (opens in new window).
Academic and Learning Supports
Student Activities and Services
Counselling Services offers support and skill development to meet academic, career and personal goals. Empower Me, keep.meSAFE, and Good2Talk are resources available 24 hours, 7 days a week for student support. Student Wellness works with Counselling and Health Services to provide education on strategies for maintaining the well-being of each student. Mental Health in Motion, a peer-led group, creates awareness and resources on and off campus to help end the stigma and misconceptions related to Mental Health.
Employment and Career Support
Exemptions and Credit for Prior Learning
You can apply for an exemption for course work completed at Mohawk College or another educational institution that is equivalent to learning required in a specific Mohawk College course. Visit Course Exemptions for more information.
Mohawk College recognizes that college-level learning can take place in a variety of settings, both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. You may be able to earn course credits through the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition process.
Academic and College Policies
All registered students must comply with college policies and procedures related to academic honesty, appeals of final grades, and other college expectations and practices. Visit Academic and College Policies for information.
The Student Rights and Responsibilities Office works to foster a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment that maximizes opportunities for student success and upholds the rights and responsibilities of the Mohawk College community.
Technology & Software
View recommendations for operating systems and internet browsers for MyCanvas and computer and technical requirements for OntarioLearn. Find out how to access Office 365 for Microsoft Office applications and Office tools. Access additional guides on Microsoft Teams, Zoom Video Conferencing, and Digital Project Tools.
Exams for Online Courses
Details on exams for online courses will be provided in your course site. If you have questions, please email your Continuing Education academic area.
Receive your Grades
Prepare to Graduate
When you have successfully completed all the courses from your Program of Studies (diploma or certificate) and your final grades have been posted, you can apply to graduate. Visit graduation and convocation for more information. Students completing an Acknowledgement of Completion can apply online for this document.