Distance Education

Welcome to Distance Education at Mendocino College

Canvas is the exclusive Learning Management System for Mendocino College.

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New Student?

Five Steps to Success

Step 1 - APPLY


The orientation eases your transition to Mendocino College by providing valuable information on college programs, services, polices and procedures.  You may complete the new student orientation online, using your WebAdvisor User ID and Password, or attend an in person orientation provided through the Counseling Office.  Orientation is required of all new students and students returning after an absence. Please contact the Counseling Department directly at 707.468.3048 for more information.

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Placement results help you and your counselor determine which classes are most appropriate.

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Submit transcripts and create an education plan with a counselor. 707.468.3048

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Step 5 - ENROLL

You can register for classes and pay fees online through your WebAdvisor account or in person at the Office of Admissions and Records on the Ukiah Campus, Lakeport Center or North County Center.

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Buy Books & Supplies

Returning Student?

Canvas Login Portal Access your classes on the Canvas portal.

Use your student email login credentials to access Canvas

Full-term fall classes open on the first day of the semester.

Canvas Student Guide website
Canvas Overview for Students video

Canvas Support Hotline for Mendocino College: 1-844-589-3850

For Login Assistance contact David Bushway at 707.468.3054 or email at dbushway@mendocino.edu

Distance Education Coordinator
Vivian Varela
Email: varela@mendocino.edu Office Phone: (707) 467-1024


Canvas Security Overview

Automatic updates

We automatically install security patches as soon as they’re available, so right now (whenever that is), Canvas couldn’t be more secure.


Canvas supports external identity providers (IdPs), including Active Directory, CAS, LDAP, OpenID, and SAML/Shibboleth.

Protocol and session security

To ensure the privacy and security of your data, Canvas uses HTTPS for all communication and encrypts all inbound and outbound traffic using 128-bit TLS/SSL.

Data access

The Canvas API uses the industry-standard OAuth2 protocol, which provides secure access to Canvas data while preventing direct access to Canvas databases.

Physical security

All Canvas user data is stored in highly stable, secure, and geographically diverse Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers.

Backup and recovery

Canvas data is backed up redundantly (every day). In case of emergency or disaster, data is recovered from Amazon servers or from our own off-site backup.