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Connect and Communicate

Our most successful students are well-connected. Learn how you can stay in contact with your instructors, ask questions and check email and Canvas messages often. Become familiar with CLC’s course formats.

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Know your CLC username and password. You will use it often.

If you forget your username or password, get assistance here


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Make sure you check your CLC email often (at least every day)!

Information from your instructors and the college will be sent to your CLC email account. Choose from these email options:

  • Login to your email at https://myclc.clcillinois.edu and click “Student Email” on the left side
  • Add the Gmail app to your phone
  • Add your CLC student email account to the email app on your phone
  • Forward your CLC email to a personal account. You can set up forwarding from your CLC Gmail account or from Microsoft Office 365.

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Communicate regularly with your instructors.

Use online office hours, email your questions about assignments and class content, and let instructors know how you’re doing. We’re in this together!


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Before beginning classes, check the course format to make sure it meets your needs.

Look for the format in the course schedule or your schedule in Student Center:

  • Online Live Via Zoom: most classes in person before COVID are now taught online live in a secure Zoom classroom at scheduled meeting times
  • Online Anytime: complete coursework online on your own time while meeting deadlines and stay actively engaged in your learning when it’s convenient for you
  • Flex Path: combine online learning with in-person classes through smart scheduling structured curriculum to earn your core credits
  • Blended: blend of online anytime learning with in-person or online live via Zoom meetings to give you both flexibility and structure
  • In-Person General Education: if you learn best in-person, keep your degree on track with classes that meet face-to-face while adhering to social distancing measures
  • Classes with In-Person Labs: classes requiring hands-on and laboratory work meet in-person while following social distancing protocol

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Verify policies.

Verify fall drop/withdrawal policies (PDF), refund policies, and grading based on your course syllabus.


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