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Massasoit Online
Getting Started
Welcome to Massasoit Online
Getting Started Guide
Orientation Schedule
Are You an Online Learner?
System Requirements

Help & Instruction
Free Online Tutoring
Getting Ready for Your Online Course

Start HereYou should complete the following checklist before the first day of classes. Each of these steps is necessary to successfully access and participate in your online course! If you have questions, contact the Office of Online Learning at

All Online courses begin the first day of the semester.

1. Make sure an online course is for you.
Online learning courses can be fun, exciting, challenging, convenient, and enriching. However, online learning courses are not for everyone. Taking an online course requires the same commitment of time, study, and effort as a face-to-face course plus a high degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and independence. To determine if you will feel comfortable in this learning environment, please take about five minutes to complete an easy, fun quiz – Is an Online Course Right for You?
2. Orientation
You are strongly encouraged to participate in either a face-to-face or an online Canvas Student Orientation. The orientation will prepare you for using Canvas in your courses at Massasoit. An outline of the topics covered in the orientation is provided below:
  • Technical Requirements for Using Canvas
  • Preparing Yourself for the Online Environment
  • Updating your Profile and Notification Settings
  • Navigating Canvas and using the Calendar
  • Communicating in Canvas: Inbox (Conversations), Announcements, and Conferences
  • Working in Canvas: Files, Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes, and Collaborations
  • Checking your grades, viewing instructor feedback, and using the "What-if" grade feature
3. Get your books at the Massasoit bookstore.
You can order your textbook online or go to Brockton or Canton Bookstore to buy your books.

Many courses use additional software such as MyBusinessLab, MyMathLab, Mastering Biology, etc.   If your course uses one of these products, it is important you purchase the access code before the course begins.  The bookstore will be able to determine if you need an access code in addition to a text. Prior to the start of the semester, your instructor will email you a syllabus with directions for accessing the software and other important course information.
4. Begin your course on the first day of classes.
You are responsible for beginning your class on time. Instructions for accessing your course can be found in the Student Getting Started Guide. Please note that some online courses are NOT available to students until the first official day of classes.
5. Technical Support
If you are having trouble logging into the MyMassasoit portal, click on the link “Having problems logging in? Click here.” Check the “Need HELP?” section on the right, there are several helpful documents available.

For technical assistance or user name/password issues, contact the Office of Information Technology Student at 508-588-9100, ext.1139 or via email at

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