Canvas is BCC’s web-based course management system for online, hybrid and face to face courses. Instructors can use Canvas to provide course materials, ask/answer questions, collect assignments, assign online quizzes and distribute grades. Students can access online content, participate in discussions, submit assignments and track their progress.

To get started using Canvas, one could begin by using it as a document retrieval system, allowing students 24/7 access to their syllabus and handouts while freeing the professor from constantly photocopying materials or carrying weeks of handouts to classes. Beyond the basics, web-enhancing a course using Canvas could include promoting a learning community through the use of the forum tool, built-in Canvas e-mail and the chat feature. Many professors also use Canvas to distribute and collect assignments electronically, post student grades, provide self-tests for practice, or quiz and survey their students online.

Faculty interested in using Canvas should fill out a course shell request form . You may request access to the self-paced online training program “The Web Enhanced program (TWEP)” from the course shell request form. Once the course is initialized, you will get an e-mail with details about how to log-in. To report any problem with using Canvas, please contact any one of us at CITL or send an email to If this is after business hours and is technical in nature, please feel free to call the24/7 toll-free Canvas Help Desk telephone number: 1-877-612-5381.While this is primarily for student help, after normal hours they will do their best to assist you with an issue.

We are available to assist faculty who want to enhance their courses using the learning management system Canvas. Please email, to make an appointment or to receive assistance.