Online Frequently Asked Question

Online Classroom

The Online Classroom is UCSC Extension’s new learning management system (LMS). Beginning Fall 2016, UCSC Extension will use Canvas as its new LMS. The Online Classroom is available to you when you enroll in an Online, Hybrid, or Classroom with Online Materials course. When you log in, you will see a listing of course(s) in which you are currently enrolled.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning management system used by over 2,000 universities, school districts, and institutions around the world. We began using Canvas in Fall 2016.

Why Canvas?

Canvas has an easy-to-use interface, is adaptable, and most importantly, it’s reliable.

Where can I get more information about Canvas?

More information about Canvas can be found on their Canvas LMS Website.

When will students have access to their online course(s) in Canvas?

  • You will be granted access to your course site and online course materials one day prior to the published Start Date of the course.
  • If you are just now enrolling in courses, it can take 24 hours for the data to update from My UCSCX to the Online Classroom.
  • Courses are designed to automatically close after the end date of the course. Online courses will be accessible for at least two weeks after the published End Date. Students are encouraged to download/save the necessary materials before this time. Online lecture videos are not available for download.