Canvas Resources

First time users: get started with Canvas, your online class resource!

 How do I log into Canvas for the first time—what will my username and password be?
 What are my CMC ID Number / Password for logging into Canvas?
 How do I reset my password if I’ve lost or forgotten it?
 I know my password–how do I change it or otherwise update my profile in Canvas?

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Colorado Mountain College has been using Canvas by Instructure as its learning management system for all courses since the fall 2012 semester. CMC’s former Blackboard 8 system is no longer available online. Please contact the Office of Innovations, which maintains offline archives of all past CMC Blackboard courses, for assistance at (970) 947-8408 or

Your Canvas account is automatically activated and available when you enroll in a course or teach for CMC; instructors automatically receive a Canvas course for each course they are teaching. Students are automatically added to Canvas courses when they register. Other CMC employees who need to use Canvas and aren’t sure that they have an active Canvas account or need special assistance, please contact the Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning or the IT Department’s Service Desk.

Use these links to obtain important information on using Canvas:

Learn more about Canvas course archiving, what instructors should expect, what students should expect, Incomplete Grading FAQ, how to check when your course will specifically get archived