Overview and Student Verification in Online Classes
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Many BCCC courses offered on campus are also offered online. Thus, busy adults have the convenience of learning anytime, anywhere, and of reaching their educational goals while meeting job and family responsibilities. Students register for e-Learning courses the same way they do traditional classes, provided they meet specific requirements for each delivery format.
E-Learning courses are suitable for mature, motivated, and disciplined learners who appreciate the convenience and flexibility of this educational format. If you are considering taking an online course, please read all the information posted on our page; make sure you test your computer skills by clicking Are online classes for you?
Online courses are taught via the Internet and comprise at least 80 percent of online semester contact hours. Students may be required to take exams on campus to ensure the integrity of the tests. Students communicate with their instructors and with one another asynchronously (not in real time) through Canvas, the course management system used at the College. Course documents, assignments and projects are exchanged through Canvas (http://bccc.instructure.com). Hybrid courses are taught partly online, partly in the classroom. Students enrolled in hybrid courses must attend specific on-campus sessions and complete the rest of the coursework online. Check the Schedule of Credit and Noncredit Courses for specific dates, times, and locations of on-campus sessions.
Please bookmark the link above so you can access it directly. To log in to courses for which you are registered, follow the login information available through the Canvas Help and Orientation link on the login page.
Verification of Students’ Identity in Canvas
The BCCC learning management system, Canvas, is fully integrated with student and College data. All credit courses offered at the College —and all individuals provided with a College email address—are automatically created in Canvas through a snapshot integration of the two systems. Accordingly, students registered for online courses receive a unique login based on their personal information that includes a combination of their name and a four-digit randomly generated number, unique to each student. The password used by students is a combination of numbers based on each student's date of birth. At Online Student Orientation, students are advised to change their password after initial login as well as change their password frequently to ensure they are secure. The formula used for the creation of students’ usernames and default passwords is the same for both Canvas and the student email system.
In many online courses, students are required to come on campus for testing where their photo IDs are checked and they complete their exams under proctored conditions. At orientation, students are instructed to keep their login private and to comply with the BCCC Code of Conduct, which addresses issues of academic honesty.
Best of luck with your studies at BCCC! Your success is our success!
Student Identity Verification in Distance Learning Standard Operating Procedure