Teaching with Technology


MyPVCC is the portal used to access PeopleSoft / Student Information System (SIS), Canvas, Student Email and other resources. 

For assistance with the MyPVCC portal or SIS: Contact the IT Help Desk: help@pvcc.edu, x5261, 434-961-5261

Canvas and Related Technologies

Canvas is a learning management system that Piedmont Virginia Community College (and all VCCS colleges) uses that allows instructors to easily put their course materials such as the syllabus, handouts and exams on the Internet without needing to know web development.  Canvas also has an online gradebook (Note: this is not integrated with SIS / PeopleSoft). Canvas can be used for online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. 

Faculty Orientation

All current faculty are enrolled in a Faculty Orientation within Canvas. You can find this course on your Canvas Dashboard or under Courses > All Course.

Classroom Technology

For support with technology in the classroom, contact IT Help Desk at help@pvcc.edu, x5261, 434-961-5261.

For training on how to use the video equipment for video courses between the Giuseppe Center and the Main Campus (room M247), please schedule an appointment for training with Jim Shifflett at https://jshifflett.youcanbook.me.

Support and Contact Information

Where can PVCC faculty find online Instructional Technology support?

Information and support can be found at https://www.pvcc.edu/ct3.

Who do I contact if I need Assistance?

For Canvas assistance, contact Canvas support through your Help Menu: LiveChat, hotline (877-875-8425), or a support ticket.

For one-on-one assistance or training for Canvas, Panopto, CoursEval or other Educational Technologies, please schedule an appointment with Jim Shifflett at https://jshifflett.youcanbook.me.