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Student Guide for How to Log into Canvas.

eLearning Coordinator/Librarian

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Geri Hopkins
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Room 1821
Bonaudi Library
Big Bend Community College

Canvas Quickstart

What is Canvas?

Canvas is our learning-management system at Big Bend. Instructors use Canvas to share class materials on the Internet, including course syllabi, assignments, and grades. Even instructors who are teaching face-to-face courses use Canvas for sharing class materials and sending messages.

Instructors at Big Bend are not required to use Canvas unless they’re teaching an online or hybrid class. However, instructors in most departments use it at least a little. Understanding how Canvas works is essential to keeping up with most of your classes. It’s important to remember that every instructor uses Canvas slightly differently. Not all courses with a Canvas site will require you to submit assignments online or allow you to access your grades.

Logging In

Access Canvas through the Big Bend Home Page.

Click on the Canvas link in the upper right corner.


Fill in your Big Bend network account and password. It’s the same as your Big Bend email address. See below for more detail on username and password.


Select Next after filling in your username.  Your username is the first 2 letters of your first name, your last name, and the final two digits of your student ID number.

Your Big Bend email address is then your

For example: Bruce Wayne’s username is brwayne.  His student ID number is 202123456. His email address is .

Enter your password and select Sign in.  Your password was set up at orientation and also sent to you in an email.


Enter the code from either your Okta mobile app or your token and select Verify.

This is your Big Bend Dashboard.  Select the Canvas app.

MyApps Dashboard

If prompted, log in again.

If you were not at orientation or can’t find your original login credentials email, or need to change your password, select Password Help on the Big Bend CC Home page in the upper right part of the Home page, and follow the cues.

password help

For help with your password, please call Big Bend Technology (BBT) at 509-793-2206.

For Help with the Canvas App, use Canvas Help in the far left menu.


The Canvas software is frequently upgraded. To keep pace with its upgrades, you will need to use the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox.

Your web browser is the program you use to connect to the Internet. On some computers, your browser may be a copy of Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge that has been renamed “Internet”. You can check what version of a browser you’re using, and learn more about web browsers, by visiting the site What's my


If you have any questions, please visit the library in the 1800 building, e-mail, or call Geri Hopkins, eLearning Coordinator at 590-793-2352.


The William C. Bonaudi
Library provides 
study space,
a large and growing
collection of books 

multiple online resources,
and other library services. 

We are committed to meeting
the needs of
BBCC's students,
staff, faculty, and those 

living within the
Big Bend Community College
service district.





Toll Free: 877-745-1212 x2350


 1800/Library & GCATEC

Physical Address:
7611 Bolling St.

William C. 
Bonaudi Library, 
7662 Chanute St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Reserve Computer Lab 1801 or 1802

Our Team

Library and eLearning Director:
Tim Fuhrman

Faculty Librarian: 
Rhonda Kitchens

eLearning Coordinator, Librarian:
Geri Hopkins 

Program Assistant, and Purchasing:


Library Systems Specialist

Amanda Miller

Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan
Teresa Sweeney