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Getting Started Online

About Online Credit Courses

Online credit courses are accessible using a standard web browser. The online credit courses are equivalent to on-campus courses and maintain the same academic standards. Each course is managed by a qualified Metropolitan Community College instructor who provides information, guides you, prompts discussion, helps with your assignments, answers your questions and grades your work.

MCC packs online learning with meaningful interactions delivered in flexible formats:

  • MCC Live Online (Remote) - Scheduled classes online, where students log in with instructors and peers (on the same day, at the same time), during scheduled class times. Any hands-on or applied learning also occurs remotely, with no on-campus activity required.
  • MCC Anytime (Online) - Classes are unscheduled and students log in to a program at any time on their schedule to complete their work.
  • MCC Blended - Courses that combine elements of online (MCC Anytime), videoconferencing (MCC Live Online) and on-campus learning, with on-campus time reserved for active learning and application, splitting online and on-campus time as course content dictates.

About Online Noncredit Courses

Continuing Education offers a wide variety of topics - hundreds of classes - delivered via online through a partnership with Ed2Go, ProTrain and VisionPoint. We offer a wide range of highly interactive short courses and videos that you may take entirely over the Internet. All have expert instructors, many nationally known authors.

Online Degrees and Certificates

Looking for instruction at times convenient to you? Online classes at MCC provide the flexibility of setting your own weekly schedule. Study and learn at times that fit into your busy life. Online courses are held during regular quarter starting dates: September, December, March and June. Dedicated faculty members provide quality instruction through this learning option.


MCC courses are delivered via Canvas, an online platform that streamlines all the digital tools and content that teachers and students love, for a simpler and more connected online learning experience. In Canvas students can upload files to submit assignments, participate in discussions, collaborate with other students, take tests and more. Students can check their progress and grades at any time.

Logging in to Canvas

Visit the login page below and enter your MCC username and password:

For the best Canvas experience use a current web browser and/or install the Canvas Student App on your mobile device.

Your Username and Password

You can visit the Password Station website anytime to look up your MCC username and to change or reset your password:

If you can’t log in or have questions about the Password Station, contact or call 531-622-2900.

Required Participation

Students are expected to access a course on the start date and read the syllabus. Your instructor will state in the syllabus the date by which students must participate in an activity in Canvas to remain in the class. Students who have not participated in any required learning activities as specified in the syllabus will be dis-enrolled.


If you are new to Canvas, visit the Student Introduction to Canvas to learn how to navigate and use the tools.

New students should also:

Set up your notifications

Update your profile: Your identity, picture and contact information

Canvas Help

Go to the Help menu from anywhere in Canvas to find guides and to contact Canvas support.

Email or call 531-MCC-2834 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

‚ÄčLeave a voicemail on evenings and weekends.


Many of MCC's courses require a textbook. Check the textbooks page to find out which books you'll need and how to buy them:

Academic Support and Tutoring

The Learning & Tutoring Center staff can help you get started and succeed in online classes. They can help with Blackboard troubleshooting, navigating online college systems and software, using Microsoft Office Programs, understanding assignments, and developing effective academic and study skills. Additionally, selected tutors can assist with challenging subjects such as information technology, sciences, and accounting. Contact the friendly Learning & Tutoring Center staff at or (531) 233-0982 to ask questions or arrange an online appointment. Day, evening, and weekend assistance is available by Zoom, phone, text, and email, with bilingual assistance in Spanish, French, Vietnamese, and Russian available during scheduled hours. Visit the Learning & Tutoring Center page and the Tutoring page for more information.


MCC is committed to the accessibility of our online courses and makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have a documented disability that may affect your participation in an online course, please contact a Disability Support Services counselor before the course begins.

New Student Orientation

The online orientation is intended for currently registered new and continuing students, and should take about 45 minutes to complete. Since your progress is saved, it does not have to be finished in one sitting. If you must stop, you can return to finish it later. You may also return to view information again if you like. We encourage all new and continuing students to maintain regular visits and communications with their Enrollment Navigator or Academic Advisor for additional information and guidance.