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Course Access

Canvas LogoCanvas is the learning management software (LMS) that is used to access your online course. It is your online classroom where you will interact with your instructor and fellow students.

Before the quarter starts

After you register for your course and if your instructor is using Canvas, you will be given a Canvas account at Foothill if you do not already have one.

Note that if you do NOT have a Canvas account at Foothill and you have registered for a course that is using Canvas, your account will not be created until AFTER your instructor has created their course.

Once you have your Canvas account you can log in to Canvas but you may NOT be able to access your course because most instructors do not grant access to their courses until the first day of the quarter.

How do I log in to Canvas?
Log in using your Student ID and password (same as MyPortal).

Be sure to check for a welcome email from your instructor at the email account that you provided when you applied for admission to Foothill College.

After the quarter starts

Please notify your instructor immediately if you are having problems accessing course materials. Do not put it off or quit logging on because if you don't "show up" for any length of time you may be dropped from the course.

Please refer to your instructor's syllabus for "attendance and withdrawal" policy.

Use the Faculty Directory to find contact information for your instructor.

Learn how to use Canvas

Attend an orientation on campus or step through the online Student Canvas Orientation.

Canvas Student Orientations

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