Distance Education at Paul D. Camp Community College offers exciting, convenient, and affordable options to prospective and current students. Camp offers several online classes that can be found by accessing the college’s schedule of offerings. Additionally, the college is excited to offer our Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL) program in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). This program allows Camp students to access several pre-selected course offerings from the SSDL course schedule.

Paul D. Camp Community College uses the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). It is through this LMS that students can take tests, submit assignments, and discuss give topics with their class mates. For more information concerning Shared Services Distance Learning, please contact Audrey Lawrence at 757.569.6770 or alawrence@pdc.edu. We believe that you will find the Distance Education course offerings here at Paul D. Camp Community college educational, rewarding, convenient, and affordable!

Camp is now using Canvas as its learning management system. If you’ve been enrolled with us before, you probably used Blackboard. Canvas will look a little different, but its easy to learn how to use. Canvas is where you will find important information such as course-related announcements, course materials, assignments, your grades and more. Canvas is unique in its structure and opportunities for students and faculty to engage with course materials and one another.

To Access Canvas

  1. Visit learn.vccs.edu
  2. Log in with your VCCS login credentials
  3. Click on your course
  4. Canvas Student App:
    • Canvas Student allows students to access their courses and groups using a mobile device. Students can submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and course materials. The app also provides access to course calendars, To Do items, notifications, and Conversations messages. Check out this quick tutorial on the Canvas Student App.

The Symantec antivirus software that used to be provided to the students through Blackboard is now available through Canvas. You can visit resources.vccs.edu for more information.

Get Help: If you have questions that are specific to Canvas, you may contact our eLearning Specialist by submitting a help ticket – canvas@pdc.edu.

For a self-enroll guide to using Canvas please visit: Building with Canvas Alternatively, feel free to contact

Canvas directly for:

We are excited about our transition to Canvas, and we look forward to your progress and success this semester.