How to Login in to Canvas

How to Log into Canvas

Canvas help: 0800 569 020

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Canvas is Manukau Institute of Technology’s learning Management System.
Canvas is the central place where you will engage with your learning material during your course.

First Visit to Canvas:
To access Canvas you need to login using your Manukau student email address and standard password.
The default password (mit$ID) that you receive MUST to be changed:
Visit and follow through the instructions to change your password.



Once you have changed your password successfully, you are ready to log into your Google account.
MIT uses Google authentication for Canvas and this is your address and your password.
If you have never logged into Google before, you first need to activate your Google account by going to and log in using your email and new password.




If you have a personal or private Gmail account, you will need to add your to your account. Go to and click on the button that is either your picture or a G symbol:




In the pop-out window, select Add Account:



Log in using your email and new password.

Once google has accepted your credentials, and if you have logged in for the first time. You will need to accept the Google Terms and Conditions:


Google might prompt you with recovery options, you can skip this by clicking on done.


More information on handling multiple google accounts can be found by watching this video:

You can now login to Canvas with your new updated password.

To access Canvas, go to, or you can click on canvas from MIT web page:



This should take you to the Canvas page, first time users will be promoted to accept the terms and condition of canvas:


Click on the dashboard, and you will see all the course in which you have been enrolled:





Second or Subsequent Visit to Canvas:

To access Canvas, go to, or you can click on canvas from MIT web page:



It will direct you to the Google login page:



Enter your full MIT email address and your password.

Further Help:

For any Canvas related issues, you can call Canvas Help : 0800 569 020
For any MIT-based IT issues, you can contact ICTS Help: