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What is Canvas? 

Canvas is Barstow Community College’s Learning Management System (LMS), providing a secure environment for online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses. Canvas easily connects faculty and students and is used to monitor grades, manage active enrollments and assignment submissions, share course documents, and facilitate communication between students and faculty. 


Who Can Use it? 

Canvas is available for free for all BCC faculty, staff, and students. 


Features and Benefits: 

  • Organizes course content in one location 

  • Provides an easy communication channel between students and teachers 

  • Includes tools to create online announcements, assignments, quizzes, and more 

  • Provides unlimited access to materials 

  • Easily tracks student progress and performance 

  • Allows for virtual meetings if campus is closed 


Why Should I Use Canvas? 

Canvas tools enhance your teaching power and the student's learning experience, saving more time and effort and allowing greater focus on other priorities. 

  • Automated tasks and assignments 

  • Instant, transparent grading and feedback - no paper needed 

  • Cloud-based content and collaboration tools 

  • Easy communication between students and faculty 


How Do I Start Using Canvas? 

You can access Canvas by logging into the MyBCC portal and selecting the Canvas tile.  


Training Resources 

Resources from Canvas: 

Faculty and staff also have access to Canvas video training from LinkedIn Learning (choose "Sign in with your organization account" when prompted to login):


For help regarding Canvas, contact the Teaching and Learning Support Center (TLSC) at [email protected] or at (760) 252-7288


For additional support, contact Canvas Support. We pay for 24/7 support from Canvas. 


Canvas Support Hotline for BCC Faculty and Staff: (833) 286-2855

Canvas Support Hotline for BCC Students:  (877) 975-6124


Or speak with a support specialist on Canvas Chat


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