Plan out your regular access to a computer (either on campus or using your own) and if you’re using your own computer, check that it meets the technical requirements for eLearning classes.
You'll want to gain access to your GRC email. The login to Canvas functions on the same system as your email, so one will affect the other. Many important announcements are sent to your college email, and your Canvas notifications default to using your college email address. If you can’t access your college email inbox, talk with someone at the Holman Library Reference Desk or the Student IT Helpdesk as soon as possible.
Find out if your class is hybrid or fully online and where to go for the first day. Learn how on the Prepare to Take Classes page.
Once you're in Canvas, we have a pair of optional courses that may help you.
- My GRC Backpack: an orientation course that helps you learn how to use Canvas and other online technologies used at the college. All students should be enrolled in this course by default. If you're not, please feel free to send us an email.
- How to Be a Successful Student: a course that provides good habits and practices to be a successful student in online courses. You can enroll in it here.