Distance Learning (eLearning)

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Big Bend Community College Distance Learning

Individuals in the BBCC Service District may encounter obstacles coming to campus. Some of these barriers may include factors such as lack of time, commitments such as work or family, distance from the campus, inclement weather, and the rising cost of fuel. We create and advocate for approaches to learning that take into account the varied needs of distance learners.

We assure distance learners have access to the same expert faculty and quality instruction that students find on campus. Although Big Bend doesn’t currently offer any 100% online degrees, we do what we can to ensure the online options that do exist are top-notch.

All online classes are taught with the Canvas Learning Management System. To learn more, check out our BBCC Canvas Quickstart Guide.

eLearning Troubleshooting

For more information about using Canvas, please read our BBCC Canvas Quickstart Guide.

Many math courses use WAMAP for online assignments. If you have questions about WAMAP, please contact the STEM Center.

Are you having trouble logging in? Has your password failed?

The culprit is usually one of three issues:

  • You don’t have a BBCC network account yet. After registering for the first time (or returning after a few years), it can take up to 48 hours for your account to be created.
  • You haven’t set your first network password. Go to Password Help and follow the instructions on the right.
  • Your password has expired. They expire every 90 days. Go to Password Help, type your username in the first box, and click “Forgot your password?”

Be sure to follow all the rules for passwords. The new password must be at least 8 characters long and contain three of the following:

  • A capital letter
  • A lower case letter
  • A number
  • A special character (@*$!)

Your password cannot contain your name.

If Password Help is unable to solve your problem, please call BBT at 509-793-2206.

Getting Started with Online Courses

To find online courses, see our listings in the online class schedule or in the class schedule planner from the Student Kiosk.

Have you signed up for online courses or a standard course with a Canvas site, but don’t know what to do next?

  • Sign into Canvas using your Big Bend e-mail address (your username@bigbend.edu) and password.
  • Take a look around your Canvas course site for class instructions. Contact your instructor if none are available.
  • Use the password assistance tool if your password isn’t working.
  • For additional assistance visit the Canvas Student Guide or e-mail elearningadmin@bigbend.edu.
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10 thoughts on “Distance Learning (eLearning)
  1. Max Soifer says:

    Hi, I’m Max Soifer, A Junior at UW. I’m wondering if German 103 is offered online over the summer, and if so, how can I enroll?


  2. Ralph incamp says:

    My name is Ralph Vincamp. I am interested in online marketing. ( I want to learn how to do business on the internet)
    Are the online classes offered by Big Bend that will help me get started?

    Thank you

  3. Jodi says:

    I wish to start online classes. If I take online classes can I still use the facilities at the college as I need them?
    Are the e classes offered on taped videos? I am a visual learner and sometimes would like to re watch the video. Thank You.

    • BBCC Administrator says:

      Posted on behalf of Zach Welhouse, eLearning Coordinator, Big Bend Community College:
      Online classes give you the same access to the campus as if you were taking face-to-face classes. Just be sure to visit the library (http://libguides.bigbend.edu/Home) to pick up your student ID card after your registration has been processed.

      The online classes are offered through the Canvas learning management system, which is a website you sign into with a username and a password. You can see some pictures of Canvas and read about how it’s used in this guide: https://www.bigbend.edu/wp-content/uploads/academics/programs/distance-education/BBCC-Canvas-Quickstart-Guide.pdf

      It’s up to the individual instructors whether their classes include online video recordings or not. Some instructors record lectures and share them with their students, while other instructors teach the course entirely through reading assignments and text-based conversations (e.g. online message boards). Many online classes also include online recordings from other sources, like YouTube (e.g. the Khan Academy recordings like https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry). If there are specific instructors or programs that interest you, I’d be happy to point you in the direction of someone with more specific answers.

  4. Trey Worthen says:

    What agriculture degree courses are offered for online study?

    • BBCC Administrator says:

      Posted on behalf of Zach Welhouse, eLearning Coordinator, Big Bend Community College:

      We currently offer two fully online agriculture courses:

      AGR 241 Farm and Ranch Management (online)
      AGR 271 Agriculture Sales and Marketing (online)

      Many of the other courses are hybrid, which means they have a face-to-face component as well as strong online elements.

  5. Mirella Serrano Avelar says:

    Hi there my name is Mirella. I was wondering Is there a deadline for the online classes to be registered? I was wondering if i would be able to take prerequisites classes?

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