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LASC Students Asked To Activate Canvas Accounts Prior To Online Learning On March 30

Posted on: 03/24/2020

All Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) students, including at Los Angeles Southwest College, are advised to become familiar as soon as possible with the Canvas learning platform before their online classes start March 30, 2020. 

LACCD and its nine colleges are working full speed to shift as many classes and support services as possible to online environments that will help provide students with continuity of education and success effective March 30, 2020.

All LACCD and LASC students are advised to take steps before March 30 to click on the ”Getting Started” link and to also review the online student guide for Canvas. Students should also visit the “Distance Learning” webpages at their home college for additional resources. There are also many useful YouTube videos available on this topic.

Meanwhile, key student services such as Financial Aid, DSPS/OSS, EOP&S, Admissions & Records, International Student Center and Counseling will be responding to your questions using instant messaging with virtual chat on your student portal.

To access a staff member or Academic Counselor, log-on to the SIS student portal. Click on the “Online Counseling and Live Chat” tile.  If you forgot your password to log on to your SIS portal, call the toll free number (844) 695-2223 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Once on the portal, select the department you would like to contact from the left-hand menu.  When the page opens, students will see the options available with the employee’s information on it. Once the student locates the person to chat with, click on the “Knock on Door” tab.  The representative will be alerted that a student is waiting, or there will be a message letting you know if the person is online or offline.  Hours of operation will vary by college and department. 

Please also click on the “Online Counseling & Live Chat” link and keep your Counselor and home college informed about your academic progress and any personal needs you may need help with resolving.

Continue to visit LACCD's Coronavirus webpage for the latest updates from the District.

We are all in this together and we are here to help you. If any student is having any difficulty accessing the class materials or maintaining enrollment as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we want to know!  Call the Help Desk info above for help.