COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Canvas 101

Starting in Winter 2022 term, Canvas will be replacing Blackboard as COCC's Student Learning Management System.

  • Canvas iconAll Winter 2022 courses will be held on Canvas.
  • Log in to Canvas by clicking on the Canvas icon on the COCC Student Login Page, or go to
  • Learn the Canvas interface by checking out the Canvas Training for COCC Students course inside of your Canvas account.
  • For mobile access, download the Canvas Student App from your app store. 

Incomplete Grade Contract Students: Your Fall 2021 incomplete classes will need to be completed within Blackboard during the Winter 2022 term. Please note these incomplete classes will not be available on Canvas, only within Blackboard.

Are you ready to start a class? This series of tutorials is intended to introduce students to the basics of using Canvas effectively.

Being able to access course materials, submit assignments, take exams, and collaborate with other students are essential skills for your learning in a Canvas course. Be familiar with the basic navigation to kick start your learning!


1. Use updated internet browsers to avoid issues. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari* browsers are recommended.

firefox, safari, and chrome icons

Download Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers

Update Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers

* Please note: If you use ReadSpeaker within Canvas for accessibility, please opt to use Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers instead of Safari to avoid known issues. 

2. Canvas Student App is useful for receiving notifications and quickly checking the course content. However, some of the tools may not be supported. You will be able to complete these activities on the browser version of Canvas.

Canvas Student App

Download Canvas Student App on your mobile device. Google Play | Apple Store | Canvas Student App Help Page

3. Some classes require access to the publisher content such as Cengage, Pearson, and/or McGraw Hill. Please contact each publisher's technical support for troubleshooting.

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Log into Canvas

How do I log in to Canvas as a student?

  1. Click on the Student Login link at the top of any COCC website page
  2. Click on the Canvas icon
  3. Login using your COCC Single Sign On account information

Customize your courses list: View your enrolled courses and mark courses as favorites
Set Canvas Notifications
Locate and Download your Syllabus
  1. Login to Canvas using your COCC Single Sign On account information
  2. Click on the Courses icon from the left-hand menu
  3. Click on the name of your course
  4. Depending on your class: either click on the Syllabus link from the left-hand course menu OR click on the Modules link from the left-hand course menu and locate the syllabus within the course content


Submit Assignments - use appropriate file type (Pages, Open Office, Google Doc are not accepted)
How do I know when my assignment has been submitted?
Video Creation For Students In Canvas Using Kaltura

View Feedback on your Submitted Assignments
View Rubrics and Rubric Feedback on your Assignments
Use Discussions in Canvas


Quizzes in Canvas
Email your instructors in Canvas
Work in Groups in Canvas
View Grades in Canvas
How to use the Calendar
Scan a Document


View Alternative Formats for content items
Course Evaluations FAQs
Use ReadSpeaker in Canvas

Canvas Student App


Canvas To Do list

Support Resources

Canvas Student Support - COCC informational webpage

Want to take 100% online classes? Check out this page for more info on the required Online Orientation.

How do I get help with Canvas as a student?

View Canvas Student Guides

Tour a sample online course

Canvas Training for COCC Students Course

Technology Skills and Requirements


If you need further assistance, please email or call: 541-383-7785