What’s a Learning Management System?
Online and hybrid classes at PCC use what is called a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is an online platform that you access over the internet. It’s more than just a software program – it’s a self-contained system where your instructors can post their course materials, assignments, and announcements. Currently the LMS at PCC is CANVAS.
In an LMS you will probably use a lot of different features in your classes. These are just a few of the most common ones:
|COURSE CONTENT||Where your instructor will post course materials and lessons. In CANVAS you would find these in the MODULES, PAGES and FILES navigation links.|
|DISCUSSIONS||Where you can discuss questions about the course materials with your instructor and classmates.|
|CONVERSATIONS & CHAT||Where you can connect with your instructor and classmates.|
|SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS||Where you can connect to others, create, and share materials.|
|CALENDAR & ANNOUNCEMENTS||Where you can check out important upcoming assignment dates and information.|
|CONFERENCES||Where you can take part in synchronous (live) sessions or discussions with your instructor or classmates.|
|GRADES||Where you can check your grades.|
What does an LMS look like?
How do I use an LMS?
Using an LMS is easy. Since everything is contained within the system, all you need is to log in to your account using your Network ID and a computer or mobile device with a supported Operating System and Browser. You can also access your class on your iPhone or iPad.
Ready to try it out?
Check out our STUDENT DEMO COURSE to get a feel for what an online/hybrid course in CANVAS looks like.