How does it Work?
In an online course, your instruction is delivered over the internet rather than in-person. Online students log into a learning management system, or LMS, a virtual portal where students can view their online class materials. In fact, you can think of it as a virtual classroom. The current LMS used at Los Angeles Valley College is called Canvas.
With Canvas, your instructor will:
- post all the course materials
- conduct online discussions and perhaps other activities
- receive your assignments
- post your grades
Additionally, it is where your instructor will expect you to:
- read all the course materials posted there
- participate in activities
- submit your assignments
Accessing Canvas is easy, you can log in using any internet capable device: a computer, tablet, even your smart phone! This means that you will be able to "go to class" whenever and wherever you'd like, as long as you have an internet connection.