Using Canvas, the Online Course Management System

If you've registered for an online or blended course at MCC, you’ll be using Canvas, MCC’s online course management system, to access instructional content. All instructional content will be delivered via Canvas. 

To access Canvas from your web browser

Preferred Method

  1. Log on to myMCC
  2. Select the Canvas Online Learning icon Canvas
  3. Log on to Canvas using your myMCC username and password

Alternative Method

  1. Type https://mchenry.instructure.com into your browser's address bar
  2. Log on to Canvas using your myMCC username and password

Access your course(s) by selecting Courses from the global navigation at the top of your Canvas home page. Then select the name of the course you wish to open from the menu. Once in a course, look around and familiarize yourself.

Note: You must have enrolled in a credit course in order to have access to Canvas. A credit course will not be available to students before the first day of the course unless an instructor chooses to make the course available early.

How to Take a Course at MCC using Canvas

If you're new to MCC or Canvas, you should complete the Canvas orientation course, How to Take a Course at MCC using Canvas, before your online course begins. The orientation course is available in Canvas one week prior to the start date of your online or blended course.

  1. Look for Courses in the global navigation at the top of your Canvas home page
  2. Click Courses and select How to Take a Course at MCC using Canvas from the menu

Save Your Work in an E-Portfolio in Canvas

See who should build an e-porfolio, how to build an e-portfolio and e-portfolio requirements at www.mchenry.edu/eportfolio

Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOCs)

formerly known as Telecourses

Download all SPOC information and the course syllabus at www.mchenry.edu/spoc. Just select the semester and then the course title.

SPOC students, please bring a copy of your current course schedule along with a photo ID to take exams at the Testing Center. SPOCs are 16 weeks in length unless you choose to complete course early.

Students without Internet access can request SPOC information by calling (815) 479-7878 or (toll free) (866) 455-3700 or by sending an email to leavmail@mchenry.edu.

If your instructor has indicated in the e-syllabus that he/she will be using Canvas in the SPOC, log on to myMCC, select the Canvas Online Learning icon and log on to Canvas using your myMCC username and password.

MCC 101 Online Course

If you're registered for an online section of MCC 101, it is very important that you log on to Canvas prior to the first class to get critical information about the structure of the course. We only have eight required class meetings, so that first class is essential to your success in the course. Remember, you must successfully complete MCC 101 to satisfy this important first-year requirement of your college experience!

Distance Learning Office, Room A210

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.