Online Learning Tips

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Online Learning Tips

We want to offer you support for online learning. Here's how to log-in to your online course.



To login to Zoom: You'll receive a confirmation email for your class with a link to a scheduled Zoom meeting from If you don’t see it, check your junk/spam folder. 

  1. When you come to the meeting/classroom, you may be in a waiting room. No one can see or hear you.
  2. Please try to arrive at least 5 minutes before the class start time. When you join the meeting you can choose to have your camera (video) on or off, and your audio should be muted.
  3. Please download Zoom in advance and start familiarize with it:
  4. Click on the image below to view a video with instructions for logging into your Zoom class.zoom help video still



To log in to Canvas: visit 

  1. Here you'll enter your Student ID (SID) and your password. You'll receive your SID when you register for your course. You can find your SID in your confirmation order email from If you don’t see your confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder. 
  2. Your password is the first 8 characters of your last name in all lowercase letters, excluding any punctuation or spaces. (Note in some cases, password may be only first 6 characters of your last name all in lowercase).
  3. If your last name has fewer than 8 letters, repeat from the start until you have entered 8 characters and then click Login. 
  4. Click on the image below to view a video with instructions for using Canvas.

Canvas help video still 

Example 1: Your Student ID is 925110000; your last name is Washington 

  •  Use 925110000 for the Username. 
  •  Use washingt (lower case) for the Password.  

Example 2: Your SID is 925110000; your last name is Park 

  • Use 925110000 for the Username. 
  • Use parkpark for the Password 

Be sure that your contact information and email in Canvas is correct and up to date. 

Here are a few additional tips to help with your online learning experience:

  1. If you can, try to create a dedicated study space that’s quiet, organized, and comfortable.  
  2. Keep water and healthy snacks on hand to keep your brain and body fueled. 
  3. Take breaks when you need it. Move your body, take some deep breaths, or step outside for a breath of fresh air during breaks. 
  4. Be patient with yourself—adjusting to online learning is a big change.
  5. Give yourself the freedom to experience some bumps along the way; your classmates and instructors are likely experiencing the same challenges.

If you need additional help, check out the links below:

  1. Online tutoring: 
  2. Contact the IT department: 
  3. More information on Canvas: 


Thank you for your patience as we navigate this situation together. Please reach out with any questions and concerns!