Getting Started

In order to take online courses at LCCC, you must first apply to be a student. Next, you will meet with an academic advisor for any guidance you need through the registration process and to be sure about which online courses are right for you.

Once you have registered for any LCCC course, you will be provided with an account to access College resources, including the learning management system Canvas. Canvas is used at LCCC for all online courses and to supplement many face-to-face courses. Canvas is designed to allow instructors to provide materials and interact with students online.

You can begin your online learning experience at LCCC by logging in to Canvas.

All first time student users are encouraged to take the Online Introduction to Canvas before starting any online courses. All current-semester Canvas courses can be found from the Dashboard, which is the first page you see after you login. If you are unable to login to Canvas or experience technical difficulties, please contact the ITS Support Desk.

Recommended Technologies for Online Learning

  • Be sure that you have a reliable Internet connection to access your online courses.
  • Up-to-date versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers in Canvas. We suggest you use either of these browsers for all of your work in Canvas at LCCC.
  • Keep all of your computer software updated.
  • Check your syllabus for any additional software and technologies that may be required for your course. 

Note: Tablets and mobile devices may not work for all classes. Do not rely on these devices alone.

Canvas Student Resources Site: From the Help menu in Canvas, access the Student Resources Site for links to some helpful information, resources and tutorials.

Microsoft Office 365Microsoft Office is used for most online courses and is available to all LCCC students free of charge.