Taking Online Courses

Canvas is replacing Moodle as the software for online courses beginning Fall 2016 for most courses.  All FRC courses will be using Canvas by Spring 2017. 

Regardless of which software you use, please watch these excellent videos on how to be a successful online student.  Even if you've taken online courses before you may learn something from this information:

Videos on how to be a successful online student

FRC Bookstore with Textbook List for Courses

If you've taken online courses using Moodle, Blackboard, or similar software, you should find Canvas easy to learn and use. Click on "Learn More About Canvas" below and check out the video tutorials and guides.

How do I get into my Canvas course?

For Summer 2016, look for an email sent to the email address you have on record with FRC (it is highly recommended that you use your free FRC email account)   You should see an invitation to enter your course with a link to the Canvas website.  If you do not receive an invitation by the end of the first day of class please contact your instructor as soon as possible via email.  Instructor email addresses are always the first initial of their first name + their last name + @frc.edu. You can also look up your instructor's contact information using the directory feature on our main website:  http://www.frc.edu . See  below for more details about how to contact your instructor.

Beginning Fall 2016 FRC students will be entered into their Canvas courses automatically. You will be able to use the same username and password you use for FRC email and computer labs to enter Canvas. 

How do I get help with Canvas?

Help is just a phone call away 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  Click on the ? at the bottom of Canvas pages and use the number for "Canvas Support Hotline." A help desk form is also available.

Learn More About Canvas  |  FRC Canvas Website  


For Our Moodle Users

You are not automatically added to the online course area when you register for classes.  You'll need to create an account in our Moodle site, then receive an "enrollment key" from your instructor to enter the course area.  You only need to use the enrollment key the first time you enter the course.  If you don't get an enrollment key from your instructor by the start of your course you should email your instructor. A link to their email can be found in MyFRC along with your course information.  You can also use the directory feature at the top of this website, and you can figure out your instructor's email address if you know their name by following instructions below

.FRC Moodle Website

Instructions about how to create a Moodle account and many other Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our Moodle site under the "Moodle Help" menu on the upper left.

New!  There are six excellent videos with text and audio options on the front page of our Moodle website to help you decide if you are ready to take an online course and advise you about how to be a successful online student. Your instructor may recommend or require you to view these videos.  But even if they don't, it is highly recommended that you watch all six videos even if you have previously taken online courses.

To Find Out Your Instructor's Name

Check your printed schedule, go to MyFRC and login to check your schedule online, or look up your course by going to www.frc.edu and using the "Course Search" feature at the top right of the page. 

Admissions and Records   Contact Admissions and Records for registration questions Phone: 530-283-0202 Ext. 222 or toll free 1-800-442-9799

How to Figure Out Your Instructor's e-Mail Address if You Know Their Name
First letter of their first name + their last name + @frc.edu
So the instructor Jane Smith would have the email address jsmith@frc.edu

Campus Switchboard  Toll free 1-800-442-9799 or Local 530-283-0202 Dial the appropriate extension when you hear the message, or press "O" to reach an operator.. TDD line is (530) 283-0709.

Out of State Students: How to Report Complaints

Below is a list of state agencies to contact if you have complaints about the quality of your online educational experience through Feather River College. If you have problems or questions about how to use online tools please use the help features in Moodle or Canvas. If you have questions about registration please contact the FRC Admissions Office.

State-by-State Contacts for Complaints
About the Quality of Online Education at Feather River College (pdf format)