Online Course Orientation

General Online Course Orientation

If this is the first time you will be taking an online class at Irvine Valley College, follow the links below to complete the required tutorials:

Now that you have completed the tutorials, you may go to the specific online course orientation information for your course. Online course orientation info for your specific course is indicated directly on the Class Schedule. Navigate to your specific course section for the orientation info.

If you have problems with any links, please report them to Technical Support at (949) 451-5696.

Required Online Course Orientation

Some Online Courses have a required course-specific orientation. This information is located on the Class Schedule, under each section listed as an Online Course. The course-specific orientation varies according to each course and instructor.

Some Online Courses require you complete an orientation, or you will be dropped from the course, no exceptions.  Your teacher will inform you and it will be in your course syllabus.

Online Courses may require proctored exams.

Please make certain you can meet the requirements prior to registering for a fully Online Course.


Starting with the Basics!

Ensure you computer and browser will work with Canvas.

What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

Which browsers does Canvas support?

NOTE: The latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft Edge browser is supported by Canvas.  Edge may not work with some Book Publisher sites you need to access via Canvas.  We recommend using the Google Chrome browser.


Helpful Links

Canvas Student Guide - Guide to assist students in accessing and working in Canvas.

Mobile Guides - Canvas Student - The Canvas Student app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps students stay current with their courses anywhere. Download the Canvas Student app on Android and iOS devices.

OEI Online Learner Readiness site - Website setup by the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative to help make sure students are ready for online classes.

8-minute exercise to help online learners overcome obstacles - Article from Stanford University to help online learners overcome obstacles.


For answers to many Canvas related questions, please look at Canvas Issues.