Tools for study

We have a number of tools to help you in your study journey – both on and off campus.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Depending on your programme, you may find that you need your own laptop that meets our BYOD guidelines

If you already own a laptop we recommend checking that it is suitable. If you do need to purchase a new one, please check that the device you’re planning to get meets our BYOD guidelines.

Online and interactive resources

We’ve put together a few online courses of various types and lengths as tasters to study. These aren’t part of a programme but we hope you find them interesting. Check them out here

FREE Wifi on campus

MIT students can connect to the MIT-Wireless network to access the internet from your personal devices. All you need to connect is your correct username and password. 

FREE Microsoft Office 365

MIT is now providing Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. Find more information here.

Getting connected - Setting up your password for email, Canvas

You can find your MIT User name on your Statement of Fees or by contacting the Ask Me! Student Services team. When you have this, you can get yourself set up for MIT email, Canvas, CES online and the learner portal. Follow these instructions to Get Connected PDF, 179.25 KB.

Student email

When you are enrolled you are given a MIT student email address. You use this to log into our Learning Management System (Canvas), the learner portal and to enrol with CES Online. 


Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) at MIT. Most programmes use Canvas to access learning and teaching resources for your courses. 

Learner Portal

Learner Portal is where you can see your timetable, confirmed results and pay your fees. 

To login to the Learner Portal you will need:

  • Your username: E.g. username1234. This is found on your statement of fees.
  • Password: This is different to your manukaumail or Canvas password. You need to set this up if you are a first time user. Enter your user name and then go to the Forgot your password link. An email will be sent to your email inbox for you to reset your password.
  • Returning students: If you have forgotten your password, please reset by clicking on the Forgot your password link.

If you are having difficulty logging in to the Learner Portal, please contact

Help with ICTS issues 

The ICTS helpdesk can assist you if you have issues with setting up your device or logging into your MIT account. You can find out more information here