Ready for Online Study?
Getting Started in Canvas: Students
- Go to ilearn.laccd.edu
- Username = your student ID number; example: 881234567
- New Password Format: 8888mmdd or 8888 + month + day you were born; example: 88880101 for Jan 1 birthday
Highly Recommended: Reset Your Password
- Tutorial Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2893
Set Up Your Canvas Profile:
Add a preferred email address if you have one:
- Tutorial Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2894
Set your notification preferences:
- Tutorial Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1286
- Video Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1072
Learn to Use Canvas Video Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1124
What to do if your login fails:
- You can use the RESET PASSWORD / FORGOT PASSWORD routine. Tutorial Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1517
- Your email account was created with your LACCD student email (firstname.lastname@example.org). So if you did not add another email and change your notifications, use your LACCD student email with the password reset functions.
- If the password reset function does not work, take the following steps:
- If you just added within 48 hours, try to log in on the third business day after adding.
- If you added more than 3 days previously, submit a trouble ticket by clicking on the word HELP on the canvas homepage (https://ilearn.laccd.edu) and then click on Canvas Support Resources and then select the college.
- Most instructors don’t make Canvas courses accessible until the first day of the term.
- It can take up to 24 hours after you add a class for your account to become active in Canvas.
If you are able to log in to Canvas but cannot access your course, verify that you are on your instructor's Canvas roster. There are occasional delays between updates on the official roster and the student accounts on the Canvas site. The instructor will be able to tell you if you appear on this roster.
Ready for Online Study?
Should I take an online class?
Take this personal quiz to determine if you are a good candidate to become an online student:
- I have access to a computer.
- I like working independently by reading on my own and understanding the material.
- I will take the time to research using the online library.
- I will take the time to use online tutoring services when I need help.
- I will make an appointment with my instructor if I need help with my studies.
- I will review the CanvaTraining Orientation video until I fully understand how to maneuver through the learning management system.
- I have good time management so that I do not complete my homework on the deadline day.
- I am not taking more than 12 units.
- I have four (4) to nine (9) hours per week to work in an online course (1 to 3 unit classes)
- I do not have too many outside obligations that would not let me focus.
- I am disciplined enough to dedicated time to reading material, submitting discussions, replying to peers, and any other required work for an online class.
- I prefer doing quality work and not “rush” work.
- Even if I’m very busy during the week with work, children, activities, and so forth, I will always make quality time to meet the requirements for the online class.
- I am committed to finishing what I start.
If you answered no to one or more questions, you might not be ready to take an online class. Think about taking an on-ground class for better college success. If you answered "Yes" to all of the questions, continue to read below to learn amore about what will be expected of you as an online student.
For more information on online student preparedness, go to the DE webpage link on the home page of LASC.
What do I do once I am registered?
- View the Canvas Online Orientation Training Video athttps://guides.instructure.com/m/4210
- Once you have access to your online class, maneuver through it to get familiar with what you have learned from the Canvas Orientation Video.
- Know how to
a. Upload and download documents
c. Find announcements
d. Retrieve/send assignments (ATS tab)
e. Follow CourseMaps and Modules
f. Review the gradebook
g. Use the library resource link
h. Retrieve information from these sources
i. Retrieve syllabus
j. Understand all of the links in the navigation bar.
4. Success in an Online class:
a. Read all announcements
b. Follow the syllabus
c. Do all assignments
d. Meet weekly deadlines
e. Participate regularly
f. Post/Reply to discussions
g. Spend 4 to 6 hours per week doing course work
h. Read the required textbook
i. Send Private Messages (PM) to instructor when unsure.
j. Meet all requirements
k. Think of quality, not just quantity
What if an online class is closed?
- DO NOT contact the instructor.
- Get on the waiting list. The instructor will contact students from the waitlist (at the beginning of the term) IF they decide to add additional students. Not all instructors will add students.
- On the first day of class, instructors will draw from the waitlist first. Meanwhile, look for alternative options for classes.
- Only those students whose adds are approved will be contacted. If you are not contacted, you will not be added.