Canvas Login_Via MyTC Instructions

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Logging into Canvas

You may have noticed, the Canvas Login process has changed

TIP: Access the Canvas link from our TC webpage

(avoid using old links; see step-by-step diagram below)

Access Canvas from the TC Webpage 

  1. Go to the Taft College Website
  2. Click on the “Bookmark” icon in the upper right corner of the home page. (See picture below)

3. Select “Canvas Login

Logging Into Canvas Via MyTC Portal – You will notice that the Canvas Login redirects you to your MyTC Portal account. 

If this is the first time you’re logging-in to Canvas, you will have to enter your Student ID which is your A#, and a password.

Your username will be your A number with a Capital A.

Password will be the first letters from your first and last name and the last 6 numbers of your student ID #. (no spaces, first letter is capitalized)

Example: Jose Garcia ID: A00123456


Password = Jg123456


If you need to reset your password, please note that your password should be:

  • A minimum of twelve (12) characters in length (recommended is 15 characters)
  •  Contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories:
  •  1 Uppercase letter (A through Z)
  • 1 Lowercase letter (a through z)
  • 1 Number (0 through 9)

Passwords must not have non-alphabetic characters such as !, $, #, %. It also must not contain the user’s account name or parts of the user’s full name that exceed two consecutive characters.

2. Click “Login”.

3. On the next pop-up, click “Continue”.

4. If prompted, set up your security questions, and click “Continue.”

5. When you see the “Self-Service Action Successful” box, click the blue lettering that reads, “Try to continue logging in“

6. You will be asked to add a preferred email to your MyTC Portal account. Once you verify the email, you’re complete.

You only have to set-up your account once.


Please note, if you’ve already created an account and forgot your password, click “set password.”


If you see the below error message after logging-in, follow these instructions.