McMaster Mosaic: Helpful Guide to McMaster Login Portal 2022

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McMaster Mosaic student center login guide

McMaster Mosaic is your access point for McMaster University’s administrative information systems. It is a student portal where you can log in to access your academic records, register for classes, add/drop courses, change your account password, etc.

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How to log into McMaster Mosaic

To access McMaster Mosaic student center,

  1. Navigate to mosaic.mcmaster.ca.
  2. Enter your MAC ID.
  3. Enter your Password.
  4. Sign In.
McMaster Mosaic login.
McMaster Mosaic login.

How to recover your MacID

A MacID is a unique, alphanumeric identifier provided to all McMaster community members to access university systems, resources, and applications. Additional permissions may be required for some services.

Your MacID is not your employee or student number.

If you have forgotten your MacID, follow these instructions to retrieve it:

  1. Go to maciam.mcmaster.ca and select Need help with your MacID?
  2. Select I Forgot My MacID, then click Next.
  3. Enter your nine-digit Person ID #, your 14 digits Barcode and your date of birth in mm/dd/yyyy format. Click Submit.
  4. Your MacID will be displayed on the screen.

If you cannot locate your student number and barcode number, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Registrar’s office through their Online Chat Service at: registrar.mcmaster.ca.

How to set your primary email account

All mail sent to your MacID@mcmaster.ca will be delivered to the primary account inbox. This can be an internal account within McMaster or your personal external account. If your primary email is a non-McMaster account, your McMaster account will be completely bypassed and no mail will be deposited to your McMaster account inbox.

If you have any questions or cannot resolve your issue, get support via the Service Desk.

NOTE: It will take 24 hours for this change to take effect. Mail will not be delivered to your account until the following day.

Step 1. Log In to maciam.mcmaster.ca.

Step 2. Click on “View Identity” at the top of the page.

Step 3. Your details will display. Click on “Manage.”

Step 4. Your details will display. Click on “Edit Identity”. Select the email you wish to make the primary email for yourself and “Submit”.

How to change your password

This process requires that you know your MacID password and you wish to change it. If you have forgotten your password, please see the instructions for Forgot your Password.

Steps to change password: 

  1. Visit My Account (myaccount.microsoft.com/) page and sign in to your work or school account using your existing password. 
  2. Select password from the left navigation pane or select the Change password link from the Password block.
  3. Type your old password, and then create and confirm your new password.
  4. Select Submit.

Your password will be changed, and you will be asked to sign in to your account again.

How to reset or recover your forgotten password

If you have forgotten your MacID password, you can reset it by using your Self Service Password Reset. 

This process also requires that you have registered for Self Service Password Reset Service (SSPR) 

  1. Visit My Account (myaccount.microsoft.com/) page and choose your account.
  2. Click on Forgot my Password.
  3. Follow the prompts to recover your password.

How to use the mcmaster mosaic student center

You can drop and add courses on Mosaic by navigating to the ‘Student Center’ tab and following this process. You can search for classes under ‘Search’ on the left under Academics, or you can click the Search for Classes button on the top right of your screen.

How to search for classes

You can enter the search criteria on the search page to narrow down your search. To browse by subject, you can choose the Select Subject button, navigate the list, and click ‘Select’ when you find the right one.

You can search by ‘course number’ (e.g., 1A03), but students should ignore the ‘class number,’ mainly for staff use. When using the ‘Meeting Start Time’ option, ‘greater than or equal to’ means ‘starting at or after a particular time.

You can use the ‘days of the week’ feature to include or exclude courses with meetings on certain days. See the ‘Finding Classes to Fit Your Schedule’ video for details on advanced Searching.

How to enrol in a class

When you have identified a course section in which you would like to enroll, select the radio button beside it and click ‘next.’ You’ll have a chance to review the details before clicking ‘next’ again to add it to the shopping cart.

Once the first course is in your shopping cart, you can either continue to search or move to the next step. When you are ready to ‘check out, click on the Enrol tab, and you’ll see a review of your shopping cart. Select ‘Proceed to Step 2 of 3’ and click ‘Finish Enrolling’ to confirm. For details on Adding classes, see the ‘Searching for and Adding Courses’ video.

How to drop a class

Navigate to the Enrol tab in the Student Center to drop a course and select Drop. Select the course you would like to drop and confirm.

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