Canvas Help for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges.

24/7 Phone Support

Canvas provides 24/7 phone support to our students and faculty. Please call the phone number for the college the course in question is taught at.

Cuyamaca: 1-844-592-2205

Grossmont: 1-844-600-4953


Cuyamaca College
The help desk is staffed during regular business hours. However, students are encouraged to call and leave a voice message or email anytime.

Grossmont College
Students seeking Canvas assistance at Grossmont College should continue to utilize their instructor as their first point of contact for support.


The Help Desk is your best resource for troubleshooting technical difficulties associated with your GCCCD student accounts. These problems include but are not limited to:

  • Incorrect Username and/or forgotten Password
  • Unable to login Self Service, Canvas, student email, or physically into the network

The Help Desk is NOT responsible for the following:

  • Troubleshooting your home computer
    Consider using the Open Computer Lab on campus as a backup plan when your home system is down
  • Problems associated with your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Resetting quizzes/tests in Canvas
  • Tutoring: Consult Cuyamaca Tutoring or Grossmont Tutoring for assistance
  • Install/download software
  • Configure your hardware, software, email or browser
  • Problems with the CCCApply website
    Learn more about CCCApply here



Please notify your instructor immediately if you require an ADD code to enroll in the course. Additionally, your teacher is your best resource when having problems accessing course materials. These problems include but are not limited to:

  • Logging into the course
    (Most online courses are not available until the first day of the semester)
  • Incorrect Username or Password (see Canvas login instructions first)
  • Email that is returned to you undeliverable
  • You experience technical problems during an exam
  • Portions of the site are not available
  • Problems understanding the material

    Do not stop logging on; you may be dropped from the course. (Refer to your syllabus for attendance and withdrawal policies)

    Note: Instructors often designate an area in the discussion board where students are encouraged to post questions and receive peer support from classmates; make the most of your distance learning experience by utilizing this valuable resource often.

Your instructor is NOT responsible to teach you the following:

  • How to use Canvas
  • How to send attachments
  • Troubleshoot your computer
  • Use a word processor
    Unless you are taking a course to teach you these skills
  • Install/download software
  • Configure your hardware, software, email or browser
  • Conduct web searches
    Sign up for LIR 110, Research Methods in an Online World, and learn how to develop this important skill

Not quite ready for online learning? Check out Business Office Technology that teach introductory computing skills.


When to Contact Your ISP

Your Internet Service Provider's technical support can walk you through the installation and configuration of software. Their contact information can be found on your billing statement and/or on their website. Contact your ISP for help with the following:

  • Email setup associated with your ISP
    Not your GCCCD student account
  • Inability to connect to the Internet
  • Problems downloading software
  • Security software
  • Modem problems
  • Equipment setup
  • Troubleshoot wireless connectivity