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Online/Hybrid Class? Get Set Up!

Available now at Renton Technical College

Thank you for choosing Renton Technical College for your online learning! The online classrooms will be held in Canvas, and will be open one week before classes start each quarter. Before classes start please set up your student email, familiarize yourself with Canvas, and purchase any textbooks necessary.
Here’s how:

Student RTC Email

As an enrolled student you have been assigned a college email address. Please go to to activate your student email. It is important that you use your RTC student email as it will be the main channel for communications from your instructors and the college. If you have questions, contact the Student Help Desk at (425) 235-2282 during business hours.


You can purchase textbooks at our Bookstore, 425-235-2323, Our bookstore also has an online store, create your own account and search for the textbook using the course number.

Canvas Student Orientation

Your class will be taught in the online learning platform called Canvas. Before classes start, please visit our short “RTC Canvas Student Orientation” in order to familiarize yourself with the Canvas platform.

Log in to Canvas

You will be able to access your course one week before the beginning of the quarter. Log in at: Your user ID will be your 9 digit student ID number assigned by Renton Technical College (this number is different from your Social Security number). Your initial password will be the first 6 letters of your last name.(If your name is fewer than six letters, repeat it until you reach the six; for example, Johnson=johnso, Park=parkpa, O'Reilly=oreill.) Use all lower-case letters. You will be able to change your password once you access your class.

If you don’t know your student ID please contact Registration at 425-235-2352.

Technical Support

If you have questions regarding your online classes, you can contact or call 425-235-2352, ext. 7905. You can also search the Canvas Guides or use the Help button on the upper right within Canvas search for answers or to report a problem. RTC’s elearning page has a list of classes and other information.