MyBPCC

myBPCC Orientation: Step-by-Step Walkthrough for Students

MyBPCCWelcome to Online Orientation! So, what is myBPCC anyway? myBPCC is the name of the learning management system that delivers your online/internet course(s). myBPCC uses the software Canvas to deliver your courses.

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This orientation will provide the information you need to get started in your myBPCC course(s). You will access your course through the myBPCC portal here: https://my.bpcc.edu.Will open new browser window or tab We would highly recommend bookmarking this portal for quick access.

  • This orientation does not replace other mandatory class orientations. Please check your academic bulletin for all required course orientations.

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The myBPCC Portal

MyBPCC PortalThis will be your entry point for your online learning experience. To access myBPCC you will need your LOLA username and LOLA password. After successfully logging in, you will be taken to the User Dashboard.

If you do not know your LOLA credentials, you can attempt to recover them at LOLA.Will open new browser window or tabYou will need to provide your Social Security Number and Date of Birth. The system will then give you the username for the account for verification. At this point you are prompted for a new password. Simply, provide a new password that satisfies the outlined requirements and you will be all set to access LOLA and myBPCC.

  • After three (3) failed login attempts your account will be locked for approximately 15-30 minutes. To prevent this, please ensure you are using the proper login credentials.

While Bossier Parish Community College does not directly assess any amount for verification of student identity, students taking courses that require proctored exams may incur separate out-of-pocket expenses for proctoring services (FR 4.8.3).

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The User and Course Dashboards

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Update Your Profile

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Update Your Notification Preferences

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How to Communicate with Your Instructor

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Personal Files

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Accessing Your Courses

Opening a Course or Group

Open a course or group

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1].

Click the View All or Customize link [2].

 

 

 

 

  • If you are enrolled in any Groups, Global Navigation will show the link as Courses and Groups.
  • You can customize your courses that appear in the drop-down menu.

View Course Status

View Course StatusCourses that are available to you are listed in blue text [1]. These courses have been published by your institution, admin, or instructor and include a link to the course.

Courses that are not yet available are listed in gray text and have an unpublished tag [2]. These courses have not been published.

Your enrollment status [3] is displayed next to each course name. Statuses can be student, teacher, TA, observer, or designer.

If there is a term date [4] associated with a course, it will appear next to the course name.

 

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Accessing Your Courses

View My Courses

View My Courses

 

 

My Courses are courses that are part of the current semester or term. However, depending on access settings for a course, My Courses can also display courses that have not yet started or are unpublished.

 

 

 

 

 

  • If you are enrolled in groups, the My Groups section will appear and display any groups within your current courses.

View Past Enrollments

View past enrollments

Courses under the Past Enrollments heading are courses that have concluded but are still available as a read-only archived course. Prior users can view course material and grades but cannot submit any assignments.

View Future Enrollments

View future enrollments

Future Enrollments are courses that will be made available as part of an upcoming term or specific course start date. These courses appear in gray text until they are available.

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Accessing Your Courses

Opening a Course

Opening a course

To open an available course, click the name of the course to go to the Course Dashboard. Instructors will customize the Course Dashboard in order to better facilitate the needs of the coursework. With that in mind, we will take a broad look at the Course Dashboard.

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Course Dashboard

The Course Dashboard consists of four main elements:

  1. Course Navigation
  2. Breadcrumbs
  3. Sidebar
  4. Content Area

View Course Navigation

View course navigation

The Course Navigation links help you get to where you want to go within a Canvas course. Instructors can customize what links are shown in a course, so if you don't see links that may display in other courses, your instructor has hidden them from your view.

The active link is highlighted in blue with a white background [1]. This highlight helps you quickly identify the feature area you are currently viewing in Canvas.

You may also see course indicators [2] that show updates for your course grades. Learn more about Course Navigation indicators.Will open new browser window or tab

 

 

 

View Breadcrumbs

View breadcrumbsBreadcrumbs appear above the course content area.

As you view course content, the breadcrumbs leave a trail to show where you are inside the course. You can follow these links backward to visit prior course content.

To return to the User Dashboard,Will open new browser window or tabclick the breadcrumbs Home icon.

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Course Dashboard

View Sidebar

View sidebar

 

The Sidebar helps you see what you need to do next in your course.

The To Do list [1] shows assignments you need to turn in. Items remain in this section for two weeks.

  • Each section item displays an icon to differentiate between assignments and peer review assignments. Items with green icons indicate the item has been turned in.
  • If a section contains more items than are listed, a link will appear at the bottom of the section showing the number of additional items. Click the link to view all items.
  • If there are more than 25 items in the To Do section, you must remove items before you can view any new items. To remove a To Do item, click the remove icon [2] next to the item.
  • The Recent Feedback list [3] shows assignments with feedback from your instructor.

If your Course Dashboard displays a page other than the Course Activity Stream, you can view the course activity streamWill open new browser window or tabby clicking the sidebar View Course Stream link [4].

 

 

View Other Sidebar Items

Depending on your Course Home Page, you may see additional sidebar sections:

  • Course Groups: shows links to any of your group memberships within the course
  • Coming Up: shows assignments and events coming up in the next seven days
  • Upcoming Assignments: shows assignments coming up in the next seven days with a link to view current grades
  • Calendar: shows mini course calendar with syllabus assignments and events

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Course Dashboard

View Content Area

View content area

The content of the course is displayed in the Content Area. The content can be a page, the syllabus, discussions, announcements, quizzes, or imported content. The content can also show the Course Activity Stream.Will open new browser window or tab

View Another Course

View another course

To view another course, click the Courses & Groups menu in Global Navigation.Will open new browser window or tab

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Submitting Assignments

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Discussions

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How do I take a Quiz?

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Online courses may require proctored exams either at an approved testing center or via ProctorU, an online proctoring service. This institution, along with all LCTCS institutions, provides free onsite proctoring. The student is responsible for any fees associated with ProctorU or another testing center.

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Checking Your Grades

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Getting Help

There are many ways for students to get help when using myBPCC. You can click the Help link in the top-right corner to access 24/7 support or contact mybpcc@bpcc.edu for support during normal operating hours.

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Accessing myBPCC from a Mobile Device

myBPCC uses Instructure’s Canvas software. Canvas is built on open web standards and uses minimal instances of Flash, so most features are supported on mobile devices. With the growing use of mobile devices, instructors should build their courses with best practices for mobile in mind.

Mobile Browsers

You can access Canvas on your mobile device through any mobile browser. However, mobile browsers are not officially supported. We recommend using Canvas mobile applications for an improved user experience.

Mobile Applications

We are actively improving our native mobile applications to support as many Canvas features as possible. Instructure has two native mobile applications geared for students available free for download on both phones and tablets. Please note that mobile applications are only supported in English at this time.

Canvas by Instructure
(iOS 7.0+, Android 4.0+). This app provides access to Canvas for both instructors and students while on the go. Depending on your device, not all Canvas features may be available on the app at this time. View features by version and device.

For iPhone/Android

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For iPad/Tablet

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Polls for Canvas
(iOS 7.0+, Android 4.0+). This app is the easy to way for instructors to collect student opinion in their classrooms without any extra devices.

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Congratulations!

You have completed the myBPCC Online Orientation. Next, please complete and submit the following assessment. Your results will be emailed to the Division of Educational Technology as a record of your completion of this orientation.

Please return to the orientation anytime during your semester should you need to review the material.

Take the online assessment.

Be sure and print either a certificate or your score summary for your records.