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Santa Monica College|Technology Resources|Faculty Staff IT Handbook|eCompanion


eCompanion is a powerful online course management system that lets you to easily supplement your traditional, on-ground classes with online content and tools. It benefits both teacher and student by enhancing on-campus courses by supporting efficient and effective teaching and learning.

Why should you use it?

eCompanion eases your workload by providing easy, 24/7 access for students to course materials such as assignments, notes, syllabi, presentations, articles and handouts. You can even post grades. With one click of the mouse, eCompanion will allow you to convert PowerPoint presentations, and Microsoft Word and Excel files to web friendly pages. With just a few clicks eCompanion also lets you to send an email to your entire class.

  1. Visit

  2. User ID: lastname-firstname

  3. Password: four-digit date of birth (MMDD)

  4. Click "Go to Class"

  5. To access your course, simply click on the course name.

Note: Some online classes have transitioned over into a new learning course management system called Canvas. Full integration will take place by January 2017.