Applicants to Bishop State Community College distance education courses must follow the same admission requirements as all college students. Students should contact the Office of Admissions and Records for information about admissions and registration. Credit for distance education courses applies toward associate and certificate degrees.

You can also visit the following pages for additional information:

Once you have enrolled in a distance education class at Bishop State, this page is your reference to the resources and information you will find helpful as you take classes online.

All distance education courses include proctored assessments worth at least 25 % of each student’s final grade. Students must provide valid photo identification (student ID, state-issued driver’s license/ID, military ID, or passport).

The proctored assessment may be administered in one of the following ways:

  1. On-campus assessment: An assessment will be given during a published proctored assessment meeting.
  2. Off-campus, proctored assessment: Students who live more than 50 miles from the Main campus may use a proctor who has been approved by the instructor of the course, following the appropriate proctoring guidelines. Completed proctor forms must be submitted to faculty by midterm of the semester. All costs (if any) associated with procuring a proctor fall upon the student.
  3. The College may use Respondus Monitor or other proctoring services through Canvas to administer the exam. Respondus Monitor activates a student’s webcam and records video and audio of the student taking the exam so it can be proctored remotely. Thus, the student is responsible for procuring a computer with a webcam and microphone that is compatible with Canvas and Respondus or other proctoring software.

Please refer to the following documents for more information:

Online Orientation Handout

Rights and Responsibilities of Students in Distance Education Courses

CANVAS is the Learning Management System (LMS) in which you will access instruction for your online classes. Your User ID will be your BISHOP STATE EMAIL ADDRESS, and your password will be your A#. If this does not work, click the “Forget Password?” link and follow the steps to have it sent to you. Do not share your User ID and Password with anyone.

You can also access Canvas on mobile devices (Android and iOS) via the Canvas app or your mobile device’s web browser. Test-taking on mobile devices is NOT recommended. For proctored assessments, you will need a computer with a webcam and internet access.


You may contact Canvas for technical support 24 hours a day via phone at (844) 690-9179 or by clicking the Help button in Canvas.

For assistance with Canvas Accounts complete the following ticket request:

Canvas Help Desk Ticket

For Canvas Student Account Issues Contact:

Dr. Steven Onukwuli

251-405-7144 or

For Canvas Faculty/Instructor Issues Contact:

Ginger Glass

251-405-7169 or

Video Resources

OneACCS, CANVAS, and Bishop State Gmail Access

Library Online Resources