BPCC COVID-19 Frequently asked questions
Yes! The campus is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. All departments are back on campus and ready to serve students.
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.
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
The College is expanding our Laptop Loan Program, and the Learning Commons will be open for students to use computers to access their classes and for tutoring. Please visit https://www.bpcc.edu/learning-commons/index for hours of operation and additional services offered.
- January 19th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.*
- February 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.*
- March 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.*
- April 13th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.*
*Dates and times are subject to change dependent upon availability of LSUHSC staff. Please watch social media for any changes in dates or times.
Yes. BPCC Student Life will be hosting virtual events for our students. Please check the Calendar of Events for dates and times.
According to CDC revised guidelines, you should immediately quarantine for 5 days and follow that by wearing a well-fitting mask when around others. A negative test is recommended prior to coming on campus. BPCC presently has a mask mandate in place. In addition, please inform your instructors of your positive status, so that the instructors can make arrangements so that you do not miss classwork or tests.
If you are unvaccinated, the CDC recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days and monitor symptoms. If symptoms occur, you should immediately contact your primary care physician and follow the physician’s protocols until a negative test confirms that symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19. If you have received all recommended vaccine doses including boosters, or you have had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do not need to quarantine. You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the day you were exposed.
*ALWAYS check the CDC guidelines for changes that may occur. Visit the CDC website for the latest quarantine and isolation protocols.
Students should immediately contact their instructors for guidance.
BPCC’s Cavalier Commitment is the commitment that guides our behavior as a community, and everyone should continue to practice good hygiene, including:
- Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Using hand sanitizer especially when entering common areas
- Washing your hands multiple times a day
- Touching your face
- Handshakes and hugs
- Touching frequently used objects and surfaces
- Sharing cellphones, pens, computers, and work areas, and
- Sharing papers and physical objects during meetings