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Get Started with eLearning

Congratulations! You have taken the first steps in your journey toward meeting your educational goals in a way that is flexible and works with your lifestyle.  We are adding additional rigorous online classes each semester. Currently we offer three certificates fully online. In addition, many of our degree programs are offered almost entirely through the online environment. Please utilize the information below to get your academic career started online. Should you have any additional questions, send us an email at If you are looking to take a class that is not currently offered online, complete our request survey now:

eSkills Literacy Orientation and Entrance Exam

In order to be successful in an online learning environment, it is important for you to have minimum technology literacy skills.  We have developed this eSkills Orientation with tutorials and information on various topics related to eLearning.  Once you affirm that you have completed all of the sections, the eLearning Entrance Exam will be available.  Beginning in the Spring 2015 semester, a score of 80 or higher on the assessment is required in order to register for eLearning classes. The estimated time to complete the eSkills Orientation and eLearning Entrance Exam is approximately two hours, but time will vary by student.

How to Register for eLearning Courses

The process for registering for online courses is the same as registering for all of your other courses. Please see our registration page for instructions about how to register for all courses. We strongly suggest that you consult with an academic advisor before selecting your classes.

Courses are not visible/available in Canvas until the first day of classes. If you add/drop a class after classes begin, it can take up to 24 hours for your changes to transfer from LoLa to Canvas.

Finding eLearning Classes on the BRCC Schedule

When looking at the Class Schedule, you can choose Session Type "Online" to bring up only online courses within the subject selected.  If you want to see all online courses being offered in this particular semester, highlight all subjects (to do this click on the first subject, scroll down, then shift + click on the last subject and all subjects should be highlighted), select Session Type "Online" and click submit.  All online classes offered should be displayed. We strongly suggest that you consult with an academic advisor before selecting your classes.

What about textbooks?

Most courses will require a textbook, access code, or other course materials.  To find out what is required for your course, go to the BRCC Online Bookstore.

Important things to know about eLearning at BRCC

  1. Students are required to complete the eLearning Entrance Exam with a score of 80 or higher in order to register for eLearning (fully online or hybrid) classes.  The exam is part of the eSkills Orientation. The eLearning Entrance Exam is free and does not have to be taken on campus.
  2. All exams for eLearning classes are proctored.  Students have the option to utilize BRCC’s Testing Center (located on our Mid City Campus) or ProctorU**.  Other arrangements are possible for students living outside the Baton Rouge area.  Students utilizing the BRCC Testing Center can schedule an appointment by visiting the Testing Center webpage.
  3. BRCC utilizes Canvas as its learning management system. 
  4. For more information on eLearning at BRCC, email or call (225) 216-8130.

**Students utilizing ProctorU will pay a fee per exam.  Fees vary from $18 to $25 per exam.