All students enrolled in courses using the learning management system, Canvas, will have access to an online orientation. The orientation introduces the tools and features of the LMS, as well as provides tips and strategies for being successful in the online environment. Access the orientation from the Help menu on the Dashboard in Canvas, or from any course in Canvas from the course navigation bar.
First-time online students are automatically "enrolled" in the online orientation (VCO 101), and will have access to it through the Courses link on the Dashboard. To access the orientation:
- Log in to MyAACC;
- Look for the "My Classroom - Virtual Campus" web part (right-hand side of the page);
- Click on "Access my courses" which will open the Dashboard in Canvas;
- Hover over the Courses link on the Global Navigation bar (top of the Dashboard), and select VCO 101.
To best be prepared for your online course, complete the orientation prior to starting your online course.
Note: Although you have access to the orientation early, you will not have access to your course until the course start date.
The staff of the Virtual Campus will conduct an optional face-to-face Help Session on Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in CALT 136 for students who have completed the online orientation, but still have questions about using Canvas, or about taking online or hybrid courses.
For your convenience, the Technology Learning Center - (TLC) LBRY 101, or the Computer Commons, CRSC 264, Arnold campus, will also be available to help students on a walk-in basis.
TLC hours PDF
For more information, call 410-777-2751.
For technical issues, contact the Technical Call Center at 410-777-4357.
Call AACC’s Virtual Campus at 410-777-2464 for assistance or for more information.