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Welcome Current or Returning Students

Distance Education Student Orientations

View the MSJC Calendar of Events to register for an on campus Distance Education Student Orientation. Orientations are scheduled the week prior to and the first week of the semester at both the Menifee and San Jacinto Campuses. If you care not available to participate in an orientation, you can get help by attending Canvas Open Studios or scheduling a one-on-one support appointment.​

Canvas Open Studio for Students (walk-ins):

Fall 2017

Monday, 10/9 MVC, Rm 814 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, 10/12 SJC, Rm 112 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Spring 2018


One-on-One meetings to assist students with Canvas-related questions/concerns:

Register to participate in one-on-one meetings​

All others, are being asked to call the office to schedule a meeting 951.639.5446​

The MSJC Online Program Mission:

  • Provide a high-quality learning experience in every course
  • Deliver regular effective contact from instructors
  • Offer over 100 different courses including over 450 sections
  • Online courses delivered via Canvas Learning Management System
  • Access to integrated email system using Microsoft Office 365

Get Prepared for Online Learning

Below is a list of resources we've collected to help you ensure you are ready for online learning. While not all of them may be applicable to you, we recommend that you take your time to review all of them because you might find some unexpected information that will help you be successful in your future online courses.

Setting Expectations

Canvas Resources for Students

Canvas has created an outstanding app for mobile devices. It works with Apple and Android devices. You may benefit from downloading the Canvas app for your cell phone and use the app to keep updated with what is going on in your online courses.

Additional Online Campus Resources

Check-In Policy

  • Starts five days before class start.
  • Check in by the 2nd day or you could be dropped.
  • Get on the Wait List if you want to enroll.
    • Teachers only enroll from the waitlist.
  • Pay fees within four days of enrollment.

Support for Online Learning

MSJC provides an Online Support Center for students. You will find Blackboard and computer support information in the center at