Activating your Alcorn Email/Canvas Account (Students)

Author Stanley Stephney on August 30, 2018 | Print | Bookmark


Before getting started, please note that you have to meet one requirement before you can activate your account and get your GoldID and password. The requirement is that you must enroll in at least one course in the Banner system. Please check with your advisor for details on how to get registered/enrolled in University courses.

Activating Your Account

  1. Go to the Alcorn webpage at
  2. In the dark purple bar at the top of the page, move your mouse – but don’t click – onto the STUDENTS link. A little gray menu will show up below it.
  3. In that gray menu, click on Banner Online Services.

  1. Here on the Banner Online services page, log in using your ASU ID number (also called your "A number") and six-digit PIN number. If you don't know your six-digit PIN number, please call the Registrar’s Office at 601-877-6170, making sure to tell them that “I would like to have my Banner PIN reset, please”. It will be reset to your six-digit date of birth (MMDDYY, for example, June 3, 1995 would be 060395).

  1. Next, on the main menu page, click on Personal Information.

  1. Now, click Activate your Email/Canvas Account. The next page should greet the user by their first name. Click the Next button.

Note: If you see a “There was a problem with your account” error on your screen (see screenshot below for an example of the error), please call 601-877-CITS OR 1-855-589-6656 for assistance.

  1. The next page describes Alcorn State’s Appropriate Use Policy. Here, choose “I Accept”, then click the Continue button.
  2. On the next page, type a password of your choosing, and then click Next.
  3. On the next page, type the password a second time, then press Enter on the keyboard.
  4. Please print the next page, which contains your username and password, and keep for your records. Alternatively, you can write this information down and keep it somewhere safe.

That username -- or GoldID -- and password are what you can now use to log in a lot of Alcorn State's digital services including (but not limited to): Canvas, your Alcorn Email Account, campus computer labs, and the asuwifi network.

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