CANVAS Information


*page last updated 1/8/2018

In order to most efficiently run an online school, distance education schools should have a Learning Management System (LMS) and a Student Management System (SMS). All of you are familiar with MCU’s proprietary system which has served as both an LMS and an SMS.

A Learning Management System is software that automates the administration, tracking, and reporting of your academic and clinical coursework. Ideally, an LMS is set up to be centralized, portable and deliver learning content rapidly. Along with the ability to track your progress and determine which course materials are most engaging, an ideal system allows your professors to personalize and update educational materials in a timely manner.

A company called Instructure has created a state-of-the-art LMS called Canvas; it is used in many higher education institutions throughout the world. To enhance your midwifery education experience, MCU adopted Canvas as our Learning Management System beginning with the Summer 2016 semester.

Incoming Students:

You will receive your Canvas login information via email after your Major Map has been set up by the Registrar. If you do not receive your Canvas login information by the end of the Major Map adjustment window, please contact Kaylee Ridd, Canvas-SIS Support (

All MCU students will be enrolled in 3 courses:

      • ADMN 100: Schoolwide Events and Announcements
      • ADMN 200:Student Orientation and Resources for Canvas
      • ADMN 4–: House Mother program course specific to the House they are in

You can access the MCU Canvas portal from your Student Menu in the SIS system by clicking on “My Classes in Canvas”, or by going to

Students are responsible for checking their G-suite inbox regularly for communication from administrative staff or instructors of expired courses. 

 Need Help in Canvas?

      1. Search the Canvas Guides
      2. Ask the Canvas Community
      3. Report a problem by submitting a ticket to Canvas Support — go to the [?] button on the lower left corner of Canvas
      4. Email Megan Koontz, Canvas Liaison (, or Kaylee Ridd, Canvas-SIS Support (