Online Learning



Canvas Username

Your Canvas username is your SMC email name without "" or "". Do not use student ID.


  • Username: lee_jane_doe
  • Email: or


This is your regular SMC password, the same one you use for Corsair Connect.

Login to Canvas


Students: Access to Winter 2021 Canvas will be 2 weeks prior to term start. (around December 21, 2020).  Course Access will be the FIRST official day of the class.  Please allow up to 24 hours after registration to access your courses on Canvas. ​

Students must register for classes on Corsair Connect first before gaining access to Canvas

​​​Fall 2020

  • 16-week session (Regular Session): August 31 - December 22
  • 12-week session: September 21 - December 13
  • 2nd 8-week session: October 26 - December 20

Winter 2021

  • 6-week session:  January 4, 2021-February 11, 2021

Spring 2021

  • 16-week session (Regular Session): February 16-June 15, 2021
  • 1st 8-week session: February 16-April 11, 2021
  • 12-week session: March 8-June 6, 2021
  • 2nd 8-week session: April 19-June 13, 2021

My Password is Not Working

If your password does not work, open Notepad on PC or Text Edit on Mac, type your password and copy this password. Test your password in Corsair Connect and paste it in Canvas to ensure they are the same.

Forgot Your Password?


Your password is your Corsair Connect password.

How to look up your password if you forget it:

  1. Go to the Corsair Connect login page at
  2. Click on the "I cannot access my account" link
  3. Enter as much information on the form as you can, and click the arrow to move to the next screen
  4. Select “I want to recover my login information” if that option appears
  5. If the system shows your personal email address and asks if you have access to it, be sure to say “yes”, unless you cannot use that personal email address anymore.

The system will decide whether to email you the password immediately or send your request for help to the Student Information Technology Help Line for more detailed follow-up later.


Check the FAQ on Email and Network access.

Questions or Problems?

Call the Canvas Help Desk at (844) 303-0352.

Students can also fill out the Online Student Inquiry Form.

How to Use the New Canvas System

Learn how to use the new course management system: