BPCC COVID-19 Frequently asked questions
Though the BPCC campus is closed, work proceeds to ensure that we continue to deliver on the promise of education and training that supports the citizens of Northwest Louisiana. While we are blessed with a beautiful campus and great facilities, it is our people and our students that define BPCC and it is #TheBPCCWay that captures our commitment to world class service to students and to one another.
BPCC’s Emergency Management Team is coordinating closely with LCTCS, the Division of Administration, local and state health and public safety agencies, as well as local government, to actively monitor the outbreak of Coronavirus and communicate facts, preventive measures, and possible impacts on our college community.
Though our campus is closed, maintenance and custodial service continue to clean, disinfect, and sanitize the buildings preparing for our ultimate return. Campus Police are also on site.
It is best to access Canvas from the BPCC homepage or the Canvas Student app. On the BPCC homepage, click on the MyBPCC icon in the top right (next to LoLA and Email). It is important for students to make sure they have the most current app (which was updated in December). Also, students need to make sure and download Canvas Student and not Canvas Teacher. The app is available anywhere apps are purchased, though the Canvas Student App is free. Note: Some students attempt to access Canvas from inside of LoLA. This does not take them to their myBPCC login page, but rather to Instructure.com. This will only lead them to additional logins and typically to frustration. Thus, it is best to use the BPCC homepage or the Canvas Student app.
We want you to have all of the resources you need to be successful. If you are in a class that had to be transitioned to online but you do not have a computer, it is important that you reach out to your instructor as soon as possible. Your instructor may be able to direct you to resources or provide guidance as to how you can complete your coursework.
Yes, our Learning Commons/Library is designed to support students who are in online classes. Their website is located at https://www.bpcc.edu/learningcommons/index and provides students access to electronic resources for assignments.Their contact information gives students an email address, phone number, and live chat to request assistance from a library faculty or staff member.
We have had to shift some things, but our offices are innovating and working diligently to support remote students with online tutoring. Various areas will be offering services:
- Math: A Developmental Math CANVAS group is being developed, and all Math 098 students will be added so they will have that resource available to them. The Student Exam Center will not be available.
- Writing Services: The online Writing Lab will continue to function. The online Writing Lab provides feedback on submitted essays or written documents. In the Writing Lab Canvas course, there are several resources that can be accessed by students.
- Tutoring Center: The Tutoring Center is currently offering online tutoring in math, English, basic biology, and study skills. Students can schedule an appointment with a tutor through the following link: https://bpcc.libcal.com/appointments
Students can return their books on April 13th when the College opens. If we remain closed until the end of the semester, Follett is emailing each student who has rental books free Fed Ex return labels to ship back their books to Follett. The due date is still the last day of exams, however, Follett is extending the deadline to return the rental books by 7 days (grace period). If the College is open by the end of the semester they can return the books to the store. If the College remains closed through the end of the semester, they will need to use the free return label.