COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

New Canvas Users

New Canvas users should create their Canvas password prior to the first day of class. However, you will not be able to access your distance Education courses until the first day of the class. If you already have a Canvas account from a prior semester, you may continue to use your Canvas username and password.

First-time Canvas Users

If you are setting up your Canvas account for the first time, do the following:

  1. Image showing location of the request new user account on the canvas online learning toolNavigate to the Canvas login page. If you are a new Canvas user, do not enter any information in the boxes labeled MyCCP Username and Password. Click on the New User/Don’t know your password? link.
  2. Enter your College email address and click Request Password. In a few minutes, you’ll get an email from Canvas in your College email account with a link to set your password. Click on that link, then type your new password in both boxes.
  3. Go back to the Canvas login page (please bookmark this link). Enter your MyCCP Username (for example, jsmith) and the password you just set. Click Log in. Note: Your username is not your full email address. Do not use in the username box.


If you have problems setting up your Canvas account, contact the Office of Distance Education via email at, or call the Help desk at 215-496-6000.