Canvas at College of San Mateo - Student Resources
Student Resources

Student FAQs

  • How do I login to Canvas?
    Open up the latest version of your browser. We strongly recommend using Chrome for the best experience.
    1. Navigate to or search for "SMCCCD Canvas"
    2. Enter your SSO/Canvas username and password.
      Your SSO/Canvas username is the first part of your email address (before the @):
      Example: If you had the email address of, your SSO/Canvas username = janedoe
  • What if I have problems logging in to Canvas?
    Please visit the Canvas Student Login Help page for troubleshooting tips.

  • Who can I contact for Canvas help?
    • Canvas Support Hotline
      (844) 711-7104
      (Only Evenings and Weekends)

Getting Started

Reference Guides

Technical Requirements

Canvas Basics and Tour

Account Management and User Settings

Participating in Your Canvas Course

Submitting Work

Communicating in Canvas


Getting Help


  • Canvas Support Hotline
    (833) 715-2285
    (Only Evenings and Weekends)
    Mon-Fri, 5PM-8AM and Weekends