Stay home. Stay safe. Save money! ESCC delivers a high-quality learning experience completely online and in up-to-date facilities. University spaces aren’t designed with social distancing in mind where students are jammed together in the tight living conditions of residence halls and communal dining. Many families are considering the benefits of transferable classes from home, at least for a year. Click below to learn more about ESCC online offers:
Online classes at ESCC are transferable to any
Alabama 4-Year Institution and cost 60% less!
Earn your degree
ESCC offers over 80 courses online, including all classes required to receive your associate degree. Use your degree to start your new career or transfer to any Alabama 4-year institution.
I’m in an online course, now what?
Have classes started yet? If so, you need to get started. Access Canvas using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox at escc.instructure.com/login. Use the example below to retrieve your login information.
- Your user name will be your student email address.
- Your student email is the first letter of your first name, your full last name and your four-digit birth month and day.
- Your password will be your 8-digit birthdate.
You can even get
We understand that adjusting to new classes, especially online, comes with a learning curve. But our tutors are here for you, even online. You can access and schedule virtual tutoring through Canvas by:
- Accepting an invitation to Boll Weevil Central tutoring in your ESCC email account.
- Start a chat or send an email to the tutors requesting tutoring in a specific subject.
Parent’s guide to Covid & College
University spaces aren’t designed with social distancing in mind where students are jammed into tight living conditions of residence halls and communal dining.
Still have questions? We have answers!
Q: Why should I choose online learning?
A: Online learning offers students more flexibility than traditional on-campus classes; Students can access course work and submit assignments on their own time schedule – early in the morning or late at night.
The IT Department performs student data uploads (for registered/paid students) twice daily until the last day to drop/add. Please allow 24 hours for registration changes to appear in Canvas.
Q: What costs are associated with online classes?
A: Students who enroll in distance education courses but do not test at Enterprise State Community College campuses or sites may incur an additional cost, a proctoring fee. All proctoring fees are the responsibility of the student. All other class fees are the same as our on-campus fees.
Q: How do I update my contact information?
A: At ESCC, it’s important that we stay in contact with our current students, especially now while classes are online. We try to use every method of communication possible, including text messaging, to share important information with our students. We don’t want anyone to miss important information, so we are asking students to make sure their contact information in their myESCC account is up to date. Not sure how to update your information? This video shows you how:
Q: Classes have started. What do I need to do first?
A: You must complete the Attendance Verification Quiz during the first 5 calendar days of the semester to ensure you are actively participating in the course. This is your instructor’s way of calling roll in your online course. If you do not complete the Attendance Verification Quiz within the first 5 days of the semester you will be dropped from the official course roll, your financial aid will be affected, and you will not be allowed back into the course without approval from the Dean of Instruction. Any communication other than completing the Attendance Verification Quiz (emailing your instructor, completing an assignment, or posting to the discussion board) will not ensure you are actively participating in the course and you will still be dropped. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COMPLETE THE ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION QUIZ ASAP!
Q: How do I contact my instructor?
A: Do you see the “Inbox” to the left of your screen on the green ribbon? This will be your inbox for all of your courses. (This is a separate system than your student email, but you will receive notifications in your student email when you receive a message in Canvas.) This is to help keep all of the communications threads organized. Remember Communication with Your Instructor is Key to your SUCCESS in an Online Course.
Q: Do I have to come to campus for anything?
A: You will not be required to come to campus this semester. Your exams this semester will be proctored by Honorlock. Honorlock is an online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. Honorlock is available 24/7, all you need is a computer with a Google Chrome browser downloaded, webcam, and an Internet connection. You will not need to create an account or schedule a time.
Q: How do I take tests?
A: Your exams this semester will be proctored by Honorlock. Honorlock is an online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. Honorlock is available 24/7 all you need is a computer, webcam, and an Internet connection. You do not need to create an account or schedule a time.
Q: What is Honorlock and how do I use it?
A: Honorlock is an online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. Honorlock is available 24/7 all you need is a computer, webcam, and an Internet connection. You do not need to create an account or schedule a time.
Honorlock is very simple! All you will need to do is log into Canvas and click on the quiz you need to take. You will be prompted to add the Honorlock Chrome Extension, which is required to take your exam. You are required to use Google Chrome as your browser. Then you will need to take a picture, show your ID, and scan your room. Honorlock will be recording you VIA webcam and they will be recording your screen. They also have an integrity algorithm that can detect search-engine use, so do not attempt to cheat or look up answers.
Webcams are required if you are using Honorlock and may purchased at the ESCC bookstore.
Need Help? Honorlock offers 24/7 customer service VIA phone and live-chat. When you enter your exam the live-chat will be on the bottom-right hand of your screen during the entire exam, in case you need their tech support. Also, you can call their support line at (844) 243-2500 . It is recommended that you test your system at honorlock.com/support prior to your exam. We also recommend you take a practice quiz with Honorlock, prior to your real exam.
Q: How is attendance taken?
A: For a distance education course, a “No-Show” student is one who has never actively participated in the course before the attendance verification deadline. Active participation is defined as completing the Attendance Verification Quiz for each online course in which the student is enrolled, communication between the student and instructor, within the college’s learning management system, regarding the subject matter of the course or a related academic matter or completion of a class assignment. The Attendance Verification Quiz must be completed by noon on the 5th day of each semester. Logging into the course or sending an email is not considered active participation.
LAST DATE OF ATTENDANCE – ESCC adopts the Department of Education definition of Last Date of Attendance (LDA) for distance education courses. Last Date of Attendance is defined as: “… the last date the student participated in an online discussion or made contact with a faculty member”.
Students who receive a grade of “F” must be assigned a last date of attendance. This date must be the date the student participated in an online discussion or made contact with a faculty member, not the last time the student logged into the course.