Getting Started

We want to welcome all of you who are interested in taking an online class from Los Angeles Valley College. This section has been created to give you assistance in successfully completing an online class

Step 1: Are online classes right for you?

This is a very important question you should ask yourself. An online class requires slightly different skills and personal study techniques than a traditional face-to-face class. An easy way to determine the answer to this question is to take a Technical Skills Quiz and a Student Skills Quiz. You should also review our Online Student Readiness Tutorials.

Step 2: Find a class

To see what classes are being offered, look at the Schedule of Online Classes. Some instructors have provided Letters of Introduction to the class. These letters will give you a preview to your class. If you still have questions, you may email the instructor. For even more information, you can go to the "Instructor Web Pages."

Step 3: Registering for a Class

Once you decide on a class to take, you must register for that class. If you have not previously enrolled at LAVC, you will be required to apply to LAVC first. The registration process is rather straightforward. You will need the Section number for the class that you plan to register for. The Section number is listed in the Schedule of Online Classes along with the other class information.

Step 4: Logging into Your Class

After you have registered for your class, you will need to login to the Canvas system for all your course work, course questions, course documents, and assignments. You will not be able to login to your class until the class has started. Login to your class via the "Class Login" link on the left sidebar.

Help Links

Canvas Live Chat Assistance 24/7
Class Login

Canvas Login Instructions

  1. In a web browser, go to
  2. LoginID/UserID: Your 9-digit student ID number (example: 881234567 or 900123456)
  3. Password: Same as your SIS password (where you registered for the class). Show me.