Online Learning Tips

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Online Learning Tips

We want to offer you support for online learning. Here's how to log-in to your online course.



To login to Zoom: You'll receive a confirmation email for your class with a link to a scheduled Zoom meeting from If you don’t see it, check your junk/spam folder. 

  1. When you come to the meeting/classroom, you may be in a waiting room. No one can see or hear you.
  2. Please try to arrive at least 5 minutes before the class start time. When you join the meeting you can choose to have your camera (video) on or off, and your audio should be muted.
  3. Please download Zoom in advance and start familiarize with it:
  4. Click on the image below to view a video with instructions for logging into your Zoom class.zoom help video still



To log in to Canvas: visit 

Here you'll enter your ctcLink ID and your ctcLink password (see below for informaition about ctcLink account activation). You'll receive your ctcLink ID when you register for your course. If you don't have your number, please email us

Click on the image below to view a video with instructions for using Canvas.

Canvas help video still 

You will need to activate your ctcLink account before you can login to Canvas.

1. Activate your ctcLink account. Go to

2. Click the ctcLink icon


3. Click Activate Your Account

login page

4. Complete First Time Account Activation with your ctcLink ID.

account activation

5. Write down your ctcLink ID and password! You will need these to login to Canvas.

Be sure that your contact information and email in Canvas is correct and up to date. 


Here are a few additional tips to help with your online learning experience:

  1. If you can, try to create a dedicated study space that’s quiet, organized, and comfortable.  
  2. Keep water and healthy snacks on hand to keep your brain and body fueled. 
  3. Take breaks when you need it. Move your body, take some deep breaths, or step outside for a breath of fresh air during breaks. 
  4. Be patient with yourself—adjusting to online learning is a big change.
  5. Give yourself the freedom to experience some bumps along the way; your classmates and instructors are likely experiencing the same challenges.

If you need additional help, check out the links below:

  1. Online tutoring: 
  2. Contact the IT department: 
  3. More information on Canvas: