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Student resources

canvas login instructions

Compton College uses Canvas to administer our online and hybrid courses.
Students access Canvas through their MyCompton portal and by scrolling down and clicking on the CANVAS tile.
For step by step login instructions, please click this Canvas Login Instructions link.  


  1. View this assessment to see if you are ready to take online courses

online and hybrid Courses

Online courses will be offered completely online. Hybrid courses require some online attendance in Canvas and some on campus attendance in class. To search for online and hybrid courses, please use the searchable class schedule found at this link. 


Your online class will be in Canvas. To log onto Canvas, please follow these instructions at this link. 
Please contact the helpdesk if you cannot remember your user name or password. 

All support requests must be entered into the helpdesk ticketing system https://helpdesk.compton.edu. If you cannot fill out a helpdesk form, please email helpdesk@compton.edu, and the system will create a helpdesk ticket. Please specify your contact phone number so that ITS staff can follow up on your technical issue.
Try viewing the Canvas student overview video. 
Try looking through the Passport to Canvas student orientation. 
Try reading through the Canvas Student Readiness Module.
Try viewing the resources at the Canvas Student Guides.  
Call Canvas at 424-213-6003



The Canvas Online Student Support Hub is available to all students so that you can access campus departments during business hours while you are in Canvas. This allows you to get our questions answered online and hopefully makes your online experience more connected. You can also access the student service departments from the college website at this link


The campus bookstore website will have the publishers information for the textbook that your course requires.  


The Distance Education Virtual Office is available to students via the Cranium Cafe links below or through email at distance_Ed@compton.edu. Many of the answers to your questions can be found on the FAQ pages under the Student Resources and Faculty Resources links in the navigation column to the left.

The Distance Education Department supports students and faculty with all things related to Canvas. We also help with online technology and support. Our Distance Education Tech Lab is located in the Vocational Technology Building in room 212A.  You may reach the Distance  Education department staff Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, after clicking on the link below, click "knock on door" to reach the desired person.  If after hours or no member is currently available please select "send an offline message."

Click this link to chat with Alister Caddy

Click this link to chat with Susan Johnson

Click this link to chat with Jasmine Phillips 



If you are experiencing difficulty with Canvas please call the Canvas help line 24/7 at (424) 213-6003.

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