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.
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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