Online Learning & Resources

Online Learning & Resources

Are you always on the run?

Busy with work, life, and family?

Not sure if you have time for school?

You can still go to college!


There are many ways to take classes at San José City College. Online learning may be right for you. A computer or tablet and you’re on your way! There are two kinds of online courses: 

  • Online classes are taught completely online.
  • Hybrid classes are taught partly in the classroom and partly online.

Check our class schedule for our online classes.


Online Orientation Instructions

Canvas Login Instructions


Are Online Classes Right for You?

Online Classes, also known as Distance Learning, are not for everyone. To help you decide whether Online Learning is right for you, take this ONLINE READINESS QUIZ

Additional online-readiness tutorials:Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment Tutorials

Online Learning can be an excellent way to achieve your educational goals, especially if you need a more flexible schedule or are unable to come to campus. You should be aware that:

    • Online courses require as much time and commitment as traditional classroom-based courses
    • Most of your communication with your instructor and with other students will be in writing (in the form of email, discussion forums, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, or other online communication methods)

Getting Started

All classes use Canvas, our campus online learning management system. Canvas is where your class will take place. Canvas has your online classes' activities of shared documents, graded assignments, quizzes, discussion forums, etc. 

Instructions for how to log into Canvas for the first time.


Canvas login URL:

Your login name is your first initial, plus last name. For example: amendez if your name were Alan Mendez).

If you have never logged into Canvas, you will have to click the Activate/Reset Password link to select your password. Here is how to log into Canvas.

Call or email the ITSS Help Desk during regular hours (M-Th 8 AM - 6 PM; Fri 8 AM - 5:30 PM) at: (408) 270-6411 or email the Help Desk at

After hours, call Canvas directly at (844) 303-0353 .

Download the Canvas APP on your phone. It is one of Canvas' best-rated features:

Canvas for Apple     |     Canvas from Google Play

Canvas & MyWeb Support

For assistance with MyWeb, please contact the Help
(408) 270-6411

Canvas Support 

If you need assistance when ITSS is not open (evenings and weekends) call Canvas directly: (844) 303-0353.

Online Counseling Support


MyWeb allows you as a student to register, pay fees, purchase parking permits, and view your class schedule, grades, GPA, and all your transcript records in this district, and more.

Need help with MyWeb? Visit Student FAQ’s or How to Use MyWeb for Students

Student Office 365 Login

For students with Office 365 webmail accounts, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to the following site:
  2. Enter your user name (your MyWeb login) in the following format:
  3. Enter your password - The initial password is password with a capital “P” and your six digit date of birth ex. If your date of birth is 06/25/95 your initial password will be: Password062595

For further help, please contact the Help Desk at (408) 270-6411

Other Online Resources

    •   Campus Store The place to purchase textbooks, bus passes, texting materials, gifts, clothing, greeting cards, snacks, beverages and a variety of school and office supplies.
    •   SJCC Library DatabasesAccess journal, magazine, and newspaper articles online.
    •   Library CatalogThe library is a great resource for you to complete your assignments and access online materials. There are additional Research Aids located on the left side of the Library webpage.
    •   The OWL at Purdue This Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides useful writing resources.
    •   Study Guides and Strategies Find tips and strategies to help you discover your most effective study habits. A couple links are: Study Strategies and Tips from UWOSH, and The Learning Center from UNC. You can also search for Study Guides and Strategies to find more!



Counseling for Online Education Learners

Students who are distance education learners have the option of receiving counseling services via telephone, email or Skype. Due to limited resources, Skype counseling services will be reserved for students who are currently registered in online coursework, or are planning on taking online coursework only. Please call (408) 288-3750 to schedule a Skype appointment.



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