Student Technology Accounts
While enrolled at Cabarrus College, students have four (4) major accounts: Email (used for official college communication, SonisWeb (used for registration, final grades, schedules), Canvas (used for course access) and AHEC Digital Library (ADL) accounts.
Your Cabarrus College Email Account (Microsoft Office 365) is the official means of communication while enrolled at the College. Please check your email on a regular basis as different College departments and faculty will communicate with you throughout the semester. A benefit of Microsoft Office 365 includes free installations of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on up to five (5) different devices.
You will receive a message to your personal email with directions to activate your college email address.
SonisWeb is the College's Student Information System which is used for your official academic record while enrolled at the College. Typical uses, for you as a student, include: registering for classes, viewing final grades, printing class schedules, accessing the name of your advisor, viewing your tuition bill and updating your personal contact information. Your login information for SonisWeb was previously sent to you in the "New Student Registration Email" once you paid your tuition deposit. Questions regarding your login information should be directed to the Registrar's Office.
Canvas is the Learning Management System that connects you to faculty and fellow students to enhance your learning at Cabarrus College. Canvas is the main hub for completing online assignments (e.g., posting responses to a discussion board, collaborating with a team, and taking quizzes) and building relationships within a secure social network. Students will have access to their academic courses by the first day of class. Faculty make the courses available to students on a course-by-course basis anywhere from a week before classes begin up until the first day of class.
To become acquainted with navigating Canvas, please visit the Canvas Student Orientation course for training. Support is available 24/7/365 by calling the Canvas Help Hotline at 866-862-3131.
AHEC Digital Library (ADL)
The ADL is your digital library and links to databases such as Academic Search Elite, CINAHL Complete, and Ovid Medline. The ADL also contains thousands of full-text e-journals and e-books. Please refer to the Library/IRC page for additional information about the Information Resource Center and the ADL. During the second week of the semester, keep an eye out in your Cabarrus College email for your "Welcome to the AHEC Digital Library", which will contain your own personal username and password.