Academic Success and Tutoring Center (ASTC)


Canvas Student Guide:  

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Solano Community College instructors use Canvas, a Learning Management System (LMS) platform to deliver assignments, announcements, exams, and other teaching materials to students – both in online and face-to-face courses. Additionally, students can collaborate and communicate with one another using Canvas.

How to Access Canvas

The easiest way for you to access Canvas is to remember the url/link:

For Students:

Canvas Orientation (SCC) : “Learn how to learn” in Canvas using a mini course/orientation created by the SCC Distance Education team

Getting Started with Canvas as a Student : an overview of essential Canvas features (made by Canvas)

Canvas Student Guides : Step-by-step instructions for everything you want or need to know (made by Canvas)

Canvas Video Guides : Sometimes a picture, or video, is worth a thousand words (made by Canvas)

SCC Canvas FAQs

How to Access SCC SSO Canvas Portal : video

How to Access ConferZoom via Canvas for Students! (when using computer & smartphone app) : video

How to Find Peer Review Assignments in Canvas (STUDENT PERSPECTIVE!) : video

Set Up Your ConferZoom in Canvas! : video

Use BREAKOUT ROOMS in Zoom for Virtual Classes – Step-by-Step Walkthrough, Ideas for Implementing : video

Use the SCREEN SHARE feature in ZOOM! : video

Download Zoom:

Get the Canvas app on your phone

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Still Need Help?

There are several ways to get help in Canvas. If the guides (linked above in the “For Students” section) didn’t answer your question, you can get help by submitting a request to

Please include your name, the CRN (course number) of a class you need to log in to, and a detailed description of the issue you are having along with information about your technology (ie: what kind of device you’re using, etc).