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Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring is available to all enrolled COD students!

College of the Desert provides all enrolled students with up to seven hours of access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live tutor in some subjects up to 24 hours a day from ANY internet connection.

To connect with a Smarthinking tutor online, follow these steps:

Go to your Canvas Dashboard Menu, click on Smarthinking.  Or...

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your username and password.
  • Your username is your “” email address.
  • Your password is “COD” plus your birth date in MMDDYY format.
    For example, if your birth date is 2/4/93, then your password is COD020493.
    You can change your password in the “Profile” section of the "Manage Account" tab
For more access information read through the Student Instruction Flyer.

Having difficulties with Smarthinking?

Contact Terri Fleck, TASC Assistant, at or call 760-773-2553

Smarthinking Schedule of subjects and times is pasted below.

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