eLearning FAQs

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the virtual campus of Grays Harbor College. Some courses are fully hosted online at Canvas; other times instructors will utilize Canvas as part of a 'hybrid' course, where students meet face-to-face as well as participate in class online.

WAOL Courses vs. GHC Online Courses?

WAOL (Washington Online) courses are taught by instructors from various colleges and are open to students around the state. Because WAOL courses are utilized by colleges around the state, the schedule for those courses is different than the GHC quarter schedule, with WAOL classes often starting sooner than GHC courses. GHC courses are taught by GHC instructors for GHC students, so they are on the same schedule as our face-to-face classes each quarter.

How do I login?

Accessing Canvas is better than ever with the new MyGHC login. Use the MyGHC email address from https://my.ghc.edu – typically, this is the first letter of your first name, followed by your last name @my.ghc.edu. If you need help, ask an instructor or Stan Horton in the library on the main campus! New students receive a default password of their first and last initial followed by their entire SID.

If your name is Carol Danvers, with student ID of 915-123-456, your login could be:

Login - cdanvers@my.ghc.edu
Password - cd915123456

If this doesn't work, please contact us immediately: elearning@ghc.edu

Are there Canvas tutorials?

Check out the official Canvas Student Help Guides written by Canvas staff. If these don't cut it, please don't hesitate to call/email the eLeanring office.

Who can I contact for help?

Give us a call at 360-538-4085 or send us an email at elearning@ghc.edu and one of our e-learning  specialists will get back to you as soon as possible! 

What compatibility issues should I be aware of?

For PC users, it is strongly recommended that you use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser; both are free to download for your computer. For mobile users (iPad, Nook, Kindle, Android, etc.), the browsers may not display the login screen properly. The login directions you see with such devices may be incorrect, so be certain to follow the directions given here. Once you have logged in, then Canvas will display and function normally. There are Canvas apps available for mobile devices, but for now, GHC's Canvas login and courses will not display properly. Because of this, we recommend that you not utilize any Canvas applications.