Access to all Relay’s technology resources, such as Canvas and Microsoft Office 365, is secured through a multi-factor login and password system, Relay’s MyApps. Relay’s MyApps is hosted on Azure Active Directory, a cloud-based identity, and single sign-on service.
When enrolled, each student is assigned a unique username and is given instructions to activate their accounts and access the system. Students set up their passwords following instructions sent to the email address used in the admissions process and are required to provide a secondary form of identification, which can be a phone call, text message, or mobile app.
After activation, the same login credentials are then used to access all online platforms. When a student leaves Relay, such as taking a leave of absence or withdrawing, access to all applications is terminated, except for email, Minerva, and financial aid.
All Canvas-related support is handled by Canvas staff and not by Relay’s Technology team.
Communications via Email
Once students receive and activate their Relay-issued email address, Relay will use ONLY Relay-issued email addresses to communicate with students. This is the official channel for all Relay communications. Relay will continue to use this channel to communicate with students even after after they exit Relay. Students are responsible for checking their Relay-issued email address regularly. Failure to regularly check and read emails sent to your Relay-issued email address may lead to missed deadlines, updates, or other essential information, which could negatively impact your academic progress, standing, and experience at Relay. Unopened emails will not be considered as a reason for appeals or changes to actions taken.
Students who prefer to use a different email address may forward emails from their Relay-issued email address to their preferred email address. Instructions on forwarding emails can be found in Relay Email Account Troubleshooting and FAQs.