Note that SMC online services become available to you at different times. Online services will be deactivated immediately if a cybersecurity violation is detected, such as a password shared with anyone else.
Summary of online services
This is the student self-service system.
It will show your class schedule. You can add or drop classes.
The name comes from the name of the SMC athletic teams, the "Corsairs". The word means "pirate", "privateer", or a small, fast ship they sailed. A "corsair" was a French or Barbary Coast pirate or privateer hundreds of years ago.
Shortcut address to the login page:
Corsair Connect instructions:
SMC automatically creates a special email account for every student. It is used to communicate with SMC.
Your address ends with "@student.smc.edu"
It will not exchange email with non-SMC addresses unless your classes have started. The restriction resumes when you stop taking classes.
The main login page for student email is a link inside Corsair Connect (on its main menu). However, there is a backup email login page
Your SMC student email account is a rebranded Google email account. If you have a personal Google account (such as a Gmail email), you might want to set your computer or phone to handle multiple Google accounts simultaneously.
Google has general instructions online.
This is an online course management system that lets instructors set up a special website restricted to the students enrolled in the class.
Your class syllabus is probably inside Canvas. Links to online course meetings or office hours might be inside Canvas too.
Your account is created two weeks before class starts, or one day after you enroll, whichever is later. A class shows up whenever the instructor publishes it (usually near the first day of class).
Canvas login page (starting 2 weeks before a student's first class starts or 24 hours after enrolling, whichever is later)
You can use Microsoft Word, Excel, and specific other programs for free during any semester you are enrolled in a class. This ends if you drop all classes or the semester ends.
Microsoft 365 login page (after a student's first class starts)
SMC SIGN-ON password management system
SMC SIGN-ON controls your SMC password and everything related to resetting a forgotten password.
You can change your:
- challenge question/answer pairs
- email address registered for password resets (only)
- mobile phone number registered for password resets (only)
Virtual Computer Lab
The SMC Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) remotely connects students in specific SMC classes to specialized software provided by SMC. Your instructor will announce it if your class uses the Virtual Computer Lab.
Other Technology Services Available
Chromebook laptop computer loan
SMC has loaner Chromebooks available.
Please ask a counselor or your instructor if you need one.
On-Campus Wireless Network: SMC_WIFI
The SMC WI_FI on-campus wireless network is available to currently enrolled students and employees at SMC.
Need more help? Want to ask a technology-related question?
SMC provides technology information from both the SMC website and webpage addresses ending with teamdynamix.com. Check out the technology support homepage or its parts:
- knowledge base (a collection of articles about SMC technology)
- services list (technology things you can ask about)