For Students


I forgot my username/password; what do I do?

If you have forgotten your username, please email ExtensionServices@ucsc.edu or call (408) 450-4920 for assistance.  Do not create duplicate accounts.

If you have forgotten your password, please click “Forgot Password?” on the Online Classroom login page to reset your password.

Where do I go to access my online course(s)?

Students will use the new Online Classroom for their Fall 2016 (and future) courses.

Where can I get more information or training about Canvas?

How does a typical online class work?

  • Inside the Online Classroom, you will find a user-friendly interface and standardized look across all course sites.

  • Your Dashboard provides a view of all your available courses.

  • Your instructor will decide whether you may complete modules at your own pace within the course’s timeframe.

  • Instructors are not available 24/7.

  • Instructors maintain regular contact throughout courses via announcements, discussions, collaborations, and/or email.

What is expected of students using the Online Classroom?

  • Understand the Course Drops and Refunds policy.

  • Know the basic Technical Requirements for accessing your course site and online course materials.

  • Log in to your course site within the first few days of the course start date to confirm your participation.

  • Review the course syllabus and other preliminary course materials immediately and thoroughly.

  • Raise your questions and seek clarification about the syllabus within the first week of the course.

  • Take an active role in each course, participating fully in the discussions, assignments and other activities.

  • If an external event interferes with your participation, you are responsible for notifying the instructor proactively.

  • Complete all coursework on time, as outlined in the course syllabus.

  • Acceptance of late work is not a given and penalties for lateness are at the discretion of the instructor.

  • Complete an online course evaluation at the end of each course to assess the instructor and the course.

  • The same standards and rules apply online as they do in our traditional classrooms.

  • Your academic conduct must adhere to the highest standards of integrity.

  • Your personal conduct must embody respect for the diversity of our institution.

  • UCSC Extension is a California state agency. By studying here, you are required to adhere to California state laws and regulations.