Online/Distance Learning

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PVCC offers a wide range of online courses to provide increased flexibility for today's learner. These courses accommodate all students, no matter their schedule or obligations. Online courses at PVCC have been designed to facilitate a community of learners and foster a high level of educational development and engagement.

Although online courses may be more convenient, they are not easier than face-to-face courses and will still require commitment and significant time investments. Online courses have materials such as textbooks or digital resources, assignments, exams, and interaction with faculty and/or other students.

We make every effort to provide you with the tools and support you need to meet your learning goals.

Academic Support and Student Services



Canvas is PVCC's Learning Management System (LMS). In order for you to log on to your online course offered via Canvas, you will need to have a MyPVCC user ID and password. (Note: Canvas was optimized for desktop displays. For the best user experience when using your smartphones, please download the Canvas mobile app.) From your Canvas course, you will also be able to access Brainfuse and Hoonuit tutorials.

Canvas offers 24/7 support for students via phone (877.875.8359) and live chat. Live chat support can be accessed from the Help menu once you log into Canvas.

Testing Center

You may need to take proctored quizzes, tests, and exams for online courses at the Testing Center. Be sure to bring your exam pass and a photo ID (e.g. driver's license or student ID card). Check the testing center hours to make sure it is open when you want to take an exam. You may use a testing center on any campus. Testing Center hours sometimes vary, so double check the hours before you go to campus. Be sure you allow enough time to take the exam. All exams are collected 15 minutes before the Testing Center closes.
If distance prohibits you from taking exams on the PVCC campus, you should contact your instructor so that the two of you can establish another testing site that is more accessible for you. Obtain an acceptable proctor if you are unable to take exams at the Main Campus.
Phone: 434.961.5320

NOTE: Any distance learning course with a section number of .90-.99 is an SSDL course. Click here for more information on the SSDL program.