Before Classes Start
Access Your IVC Online Tools
- Access your IVC email account
- Log in to your Canvas account
- Log in to MySite to view your class schedule
- View important dates and deadlines on Canvas
- All information about your classes will automatically get sent to your IVC email. If you prefer to use a different email, be sure to have your IVC emails forwarded to your personal account.
- If you have problems logging in, contact the IVC Technology Services Helpdesk
Tips Before Your First Day of Class
- Review your schedule of classes and verify the official start and first day of class.
- Review textbook requirements
- Need a little more time before you buy? Talk to an IVC librarian to see if your textbook is available in the library or contact your instructor to see if they can provide copies of readings for the first week or two.
- Look for Online Educational Resources or Special Populations
- Check Canvas for announcements and materials from your instructors.
- Have plenty of paper or notebooks and pens and pencils to take notes. Yes, you will likely need to take notes from day 1.
During the semester, make time to:
The first week of class:
- Don't forget paper and pens for taking notes in class.
- Try to make at least 1 friend per class!
This month, be sure to:
- Attend Club Day! Follow your passions and meet new people. Clubs and Co-Curricular Programs are a great way to make friends and become involved in campus activities. Joining a club is also a great way to strengthen your transfer applications.
- Midterm Exams are around the corner! Get study help at our academic support centers to make sure you're ready.
- Check the IVC Events Calendar for upcoming events.
Time to look toward semester 2!
- Check MySite for your spring Registration Date
- Scholarship time! Get more money for college by applying for one (or more) of IVC's available scholarships!
- Finals are coming! Prepare by:
- Visiting your instructors during office hours to get clarifying information and study tips.
- Go to the Academic Support centers early and often to make sure you are prepared.
- Survive finals: You can do it!!
- Rest: You deserve it!!