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Login to Canvas using your Clipper ID and password. For support with your Clipper ID or login, contact the Help Desk.
SPSCC uses Canvas in all courses to provide online learning activities, videos, discussions, grades, and more. Canvas is browser-based and works on PCs, Macs, phones, and tablets – anywhere you can find a reliable internet connection.
If you're a new student, or new to online learning, we highly recommend doing a short, online Canvas orientation. You'll learn the basics of Canvas so you can start your online classes with confidence. Start learning how to use Canvas here: Canvas Orientation.
Your instructors and the Center for Teaching and Online Learning are here to help you get the most out of your online learning experience. If you have a question about an assignment or about how to do something in Canvas, please reach out!
Click the topics below to get answers to frequently asked questions. If your question isn't here, try searching the Canvas Guides or contacting our office at email@example.com.
Most students will login using their Clipper ID. Go to MySPSCC on the SPSCC website, and click the Canvas link, or go directly to https://spscc.instructure.com
NOTE: You cannot do everything you need to do using the Canvas App! Be sure you have access to another non-mobile device. Users have reported that the Canvas App sometimes has errors with discussion posts, quizzes, and assignments. If you are using the app, always double check that Canvas has saved your submission.
You can login from your mobile device by using the Canvas App.
Once you have downloaded the app and opened it for the first time, you will be asked to select a school. Search for and select “South Puget Sound Community College.” Your login information is the same on the app as in the website. Functionality on the mobile version is limited, so be sure you can plan access to a desktop version to confirm you are getting all the information you need from your instructors.
If you plan to use the Mobile App, here are links to the App Guides:
If you need to turn in handwritten or hand-drawn work online, you can take pictures of your work and convert it to PDF (even multipage PDFs) in Microsoft Lens or Camscanner. Download the app on your phone, and follow the video tutorials.
We recommend Microsoft Lens because it integrates with your SPSCC OneDrive.
NOTE: Scanning documents with your phone can be confusing! Please make an appointment with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to go through the process together on Zoom if you need extra support.
When you've been assigned to record a Canvas native video, it's important to prepare your device and browser. Please note:
Canvas video is a heavy data transaction. Before you begin to work on a video assignment, be sure that you check off this list:
Learn more about using video in your device here:
While a Chromebook seems to be an economical solution to online learning, consider a few points before you decide to use only a Chromebook for college programs.
Chromebook Tip: How to complete a fill-in assignment using Google Docs
Until a course is published (made public), you cannot access any of the content for that class through Canvas. To see all of your courses, click the Courses icon in the left-hand navigation, then click the text link “All Courses”. From the All Courses page, you will also see a complete list of your SPSCC courses, including its publishing status. The Introduction to Canvas video demonstrates how to add and remove courses from your main dashboard.
If your course vanishes during the quarter, check your enrollment status. You may have been dropped from the course for non-payment or non-participation. You can check with Enrollment Services at (360) 596-5241 or visit the One Stop desk for instructions on resolving the issue and being re-added to your courses.