Online Counseling

Welcome to College of the ​Desert's Online Counseling services using Cranium Café. Online Counseling is a web-based service, utilizing webcam and audio.

Cranium Café is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers only. Students using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge may experience technical problems when trying to connect to an online counseling session.


If you are a student who uses assistive technology you may not be able to log in or meet with a counselor using Cranium Cafe.​

If you use assistive technology, please email the Director of DSPS at to schedule a counseling appointment.

Online Session Instructions

  1. Make sure your device has a webcam and microphone to communicate with the counselor.

  2. To arrive at your appointment:

  3. Below, find the Counselor with whom you have an appointment.

  4. "Knock on the Door" of the Counselor.

  5. Agree to the Informed Consent Statement.

  6. Click on the Canvas icon and use your COD username and password to log in.

  7. Once logged in, wait for the counselor to allow you to "Enter Meeting" to start your session.

  8. To end the session, click on "Exit Meeting" to take the survey and log out.


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