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Popular Links

The following applications and services are most widely used by ECC students. 

Application Description Link
ECC Email All active ECC students are provided with a College email account (@elcamino.edu). ECC's official means of communication with students is through their student email account. This includes all financial aid and registration communications, wait list notifications, class schedule or room changes, instructor emails and emergency information from the College. Click Here Button
Office 365 Microsoft Office 365 provides ECC students free access to select Office 365 online applications and services, including Outlook and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Click Here Button
MyECC Review your schedule, check the status of your financial aid, pay for classes, check your placement test scores, and much more in the MyECC student portal. Click Here Button
ECC Connect ECC Connect is a success-oriented tool used to facilitate communication with your support network on campus. You can use ECC Connect to electronically “raise your hand” to reach out to a team of faculty and staff dedicated to your success at ECC.  Click Here Button
Canvas Canvas enables student and faculty participation in online classes and online course materials to complement face-to-face learning. Click Here Button
Cornerstone Cornerstone is your personalized professional learning site. From here, you can find and register for upcoming events, access thousands of online training videos through Lynda.com and Skillsoft, view your learning transcript, and more. Click Here Button

Getting Started

If you need to reset password, please read through before following directions.

Step 1: Please visit the following link: Password Reset

  • Type your information in the text boxes. Once completed, click the Submit button. The page should display a message saying that your password has been reset to the last 4 of your SSN. (This is now your “old” password”.)

Step 2: Go back to MyECC

  • Log in with your El Camino email address and the last 4-digits of your SSN as the password.
  • When you sign in you will be prompted to update your password.

Step 3: Creating a new password

  • Fill in the fields
  • Old Password Enter the last 4-digits of your SSN
  • New password Enter what you want to use as your password. Your new password must meet the following complexity requirements:  
    • At least 10 characters long
    • At least one Capital letter
    • At least one number (but not at the beginning or end of the password)
    • No special characters
    • No previously used password
    • Your first name or last name can’t be part of the new password
  • Confirm new password Type the new password a second time
    The screen should display the message “Your password has been successfully changed.”

For iPhone IOS

1. If you haven't already, install the Outlook for iOS app from the iOS App Store or Get Outlook with your phone number (you will receive a download link).
2. Open the Outlook for iOS app and tap Get Started if it's your first time. Otherwise, open the menu in the upper left corner.


3. Tap Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.


4. Enter your ECC College email address (@elcamino.edu), then tap Add Account.
5. Tap Next when finished and swipe through the features.

You're now ready to start using Outlook for iOS!

For Android

1. If you haven't already, install the Outlook for Android app from the Google Play Store or Get Outlook with your phone number (you will receive a download link).
2. Launch the Outlook app. Tap "Skip" to go to the "Add Account" screen.

3. Enter your ECC Email Address (@elcamino.edu) then tap "Add Account"


4. You are being forwarded to a Microsoft Office 365 website


5. Enter the password for your ECC Email Account then tap on "Sign in".
6. You are now on the "Add Another Account" screen, tap "Maybe Later".


The Outlook app now displays your emails (if you have any emails).

You're now ready to start using Outlook for Android!


These videos cover the following Canvas topics: 1) Welcome to Canvas and How to Log On, 2) The Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation Menu, 3) Course Cards, 4) Activity Stream, 5) To Do List, 6) Calendar, 7) Syllabus, 8) Modules, 9) Assignments, 10) Grades, 11) Notifications, 12)  Pronto, 13) Zoom.


Set up instructions for your laptop:

Click here for set up instructions for you laptop.

Inserting the battery in your brand new hotspot:

  • The battery is located under the cardboard insert. Remove it from the plastic packaging.
  • To insert the battery, the back panel of the hotspot device needs to be removed. Near the charging port, there is a small notch in the plastic on one of the corners. Insert your fingernail or a small tool in the notch and pull in order to remove the back panel. This will be difficult, but the back should eventually fully come off.
  • Discard the small silica gel packet that is in the device.
  • Match up the three gold spots on the edge of the battery with the three gold parts on the device when inserting it. These connections need to touch for the hotspot to work. When you do so, the text-side of the battery will be facing you, and the battery should fit snuggly within the hotspot.
  • Replace the back cover, being sure to fully press down on all the edges so there are no open spaces. There may be snapping/clicking sounds.
  • Plug in your device to charge it and continue following set-up instructions provided with the device.


The Learning Resources Center has two student computer labs:

  • The Study Center, located on the second floor of the Schauerman Library
  • Library Media Technology Center, located in the Schauerman Library's east basement.

Printing: Printing is available in both library computer labs. Black-and-white printing is 10 cents per page. Color printing is 50 cents per page. A current student ID card is needed to print in both labs. Students may use cash or a credit/debit card to pay for printing.

Please note, a $2.00 minimum is required when a credit/debit card is used.

The first time you use the campus print system, bring your student ID card to the computer lab in the library's east basement. The staff will help you prepare your card for printing.

To send your documents to a printer in the student computer labs, click here.

Reserving a Computer Lab

Faculty and staff may reserve computers for classes and programs. Priority is given based on the Learning Resources Computer Lab Use Policy.

To reserve computers in The Study Center, send an email to lhall@elcamino.edu.

To reserve computers in the Library Media Technology Center, email fwhite@elcamino.edu

In the email include the day, time, planned activity, and number of computers to reserve.

Contact Information for Computer Labs:

  • The Study Center - 310-660-3593, extension 7495
  • Library Media Technology Center - 310-660-3593, extension 6715


Getting Help

The ITS Help Desk is your single point of contact for anything Information Technology related.

Available Services: Hardware issues with your Campus PC or Mac, Computer Replacement, Warranty & Repair, Equipment & Software Requests, Laptop Loaner Program, Software Licenses, Password Reset, Login Assistance, Basic Software Troubleshooting, Audio-Visual Setup (PA systems, speakers, projection screens, etc.), Printers.  

email helpdesk@elcamino.edu

phone 310-660-6571     locationITEC Building     hours  Mon-Thur 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. / Fri 7:15 a.m.-3 p.m.