New to Dobson

Technology Orientation

User Name & Password


Your district user name and password are what you will use to access all district resources, including student email, Canvas, the Student Portal, One Note, Gradpoint, Big Ideas, etc.

You should receive your username when you check out your device.

Devices will be checked out in English classes the 1st week of school.

The default password for students is:

·       Capital first initial

·       lowercase last initial

·       Six digit Student ID

If you need your password reset, use this form. 


Step One

Student Portal

The Student Portal is where you can see your schedule, teachers, attendance, grades, etc.

To login:

  • Username: Your email WITHOUT the It is just the first part.
  • Password: Same password you use for email.
Check your portal often to keep up with your grades.

Step Two

Student Email

Go to this site to access your student email.

It uses the same username and password as your computer.

This is also linked at the top of the district home page, and the bottom of the Dobson homepage. Look for links that say MPSConnect.

Bookmark this page in Chrome so you can get to it easily.

Check your email everyday. Teachers and counselors may send you information this way.

Step Three


Canvas is the district's Learning Management System (LMS). 

This is your online classroom, and where you will go to access your coursework and links to live classes.

Each of your courses has a course tile on the Canvas Dashboard. Click on each one to access that course's information.

Common issues during canvas logging in are not putting the "s" at the end of student.  Example:

Welcome to Dobson High School! Home of the Mustangs

You will use this site to help you become familiar with technology at Dobson. Use the checklist to help you through this process. After you receive your device, you will use the list of links on this page to help become more comfortable with Blended Learning. 

Student Portal
Student Email
Device Protection Plan
Blended Learning
Remote Learning
Troubleshooting and Using your device
Frequently Asked Questions