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For information on how to access student email or Canvas accounts, visit the following link: IT Help Guide for Student Accounts.


  • All students will use the same usernames and passwords as their LoLA logins.
    (Format: firstnamelastname + maybe a number).
  • As with LoLA, some usernames may have a number after the name.
    • Username examples: melodybryerson or karenmiller7
  • When you change your password in LoLA, your password will change in Canvas automatically.
  • If you cannot log in with your LoLA password, notify immediately with your name, user name, student ID number, and full birth date.

Canvas supports the use of major Web browsers and iOS, including:

Supported Web Browsers

Supported Platforms
Internet Explorer (v7 or higher)
Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
Safari (v3 or higher)
Google Chrome (v4 or higher)

Android: v2.1+ or higher
BlackBerry: v5.x or higher
Supported Devices:
BlackBerry Bold 9650
BlackBerry Bold 9700
BlackBerry Bold 9000
BlackBerry Curve 8520
BlackBerry Curve 8530
BlackBerry Curve 8900
BlackBerry Curve 9300
BlackBerry Tour 9630
iPhone: OS v3.x or higher
iPod touch: OS v3.x or higher

Student Email (powered by Google®)

  • New students will use the SAME usernames and temporary passwords as their LoLA logins (see the IT Help Guide for Student Accounts).
  • Returning students will retain their current usernames and passwords.
  • If these students cannot remember their usernames, their advisors can look up email addresses listed for them in the student information system (Banner).
  • IT Department personnel can reset email passwords ( or Rm 330 of the Electro-Mechanical Building). Students appearing in person needing resets should have their Student ID cards on hand. If requesting help via, students need to supply their full name, birth date, and student ID number.

Criteria for changing passwords in LoLA.

  • Must be between 12 and 20 characters in length
  • Must contain at least one letter
  • Must contain at least one number
  • Must contain at least one of the following characters:
    • At sign @
    • Percent sign %
    • Asterisk *
    • Equal sign =
    • Plus sign +
  • Must not be a password that you’ve already used
  • May not contain first, middle, or last name
  • May not contain SSN or the last four of SSN
  • May not contain full date of birth or the year

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