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Canvas Login Instructions

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The College uses Canvas to facilitate learning in an online format. All Internet, Hybrid, and Web-Enhanced classes are offered through this learning management system. You will log in to Canvas to access your classes each semester.

  • Log in using your Coastal Alabama e-mail address and e-mail password.
  • If you have any questions or problems accessing your Canvas Account, please contact the Help Desk at 251-580-4900 or

Course instructors will provide directions on getting started in Internet courses, including helpful information on dashboard navigation.

Most Internet classes require assignments to be completed with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) unless specific software requirements are noted for each course.

Online Tests through Respondus LockDown Browser

Some tests may require the use of Respondus LockDown Browser. Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Canvas test requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. Respondus LockDown Browser can only be used for taking Canvas tests.

Students must download LockDown Browser onto any computer where you will be taking an exam. Please follow the link provided below to download LockDown Browser. If you used LockDown Browser for testing at Alabama Southern, Faulkner State, or Jefferson Davis, you will need to delete the installation and download the new browser version for Coastal Alabama Community College.

Download LockDown Browser

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