For Online Students

Student access to CC Online courses is available on the Friday (by noon) prior to the class start date. The start class date for Fall 2024 is Monday, August 26, 2024. You must log in to your class before 8pm Pacific time on the start date or you will be dropped.

Preparing for Your Online Class

Use the appropriate link for your login:

  • Cerro Coso Students use InsideCC for students with the email address
  • Bakersfield Students use insideBC for students with the email address
  • Porterville Students use insidePC for students with the email address

Tutorial Videos

Logging into Canvas


Navigating Canvas


Starting Your Online Course


Recommended Orientation

Please complete the Online Student Preparedness session prior to the first day of class if you have never completed the session before. This is a session on how to succeed in your online course and typically takes 45 minutes to complete.

Check Your Computer

Take a Computer Readiness Test to see if you have the right tools, plugins and everything you may need for a smooth education experience. 

Take a Computer Readiness Test

Online Student Responsibility

Students must log in to their CCOnline course enrollment before 8 P.M. PST of class start date. Failure to do so will result in an automatic drop from the course to make room for the next person on the class waiting list.

Waitlisted Students: After 8 P.M. PST of class start date, waitlisted students are automatically registered for the course if class seats become available. Students must confirm course registration and enrollment within two days or they will be dropped.

Technical Support and Requirements

Online students who experience any difficulty logging on to a course, accessing course materials, or who have any other technical questions should contact technical support.


Help Desk and Tech Support is open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Call 877-382-3508 or go to the support website

Distance Education Office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-5:30pm and on Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm. Call (760) 384-6115.


Take a Computer Readiness Test to assess your compatibility with your computer and ensure seamless functionality.