Equipment Available for Checkout

The Help Desk has a limited number of laptops that are available for checkout to faculty and staff. We recommend contacting the Help Desk several days ahead of time to ensure that a laptop will be available.

If other equipment is needed, please contact the Help Desk so we can see if we have anything available for your needs.

Printing Services

Printing Services is a full-service printing department at Virginia Western. Services include duplication of materials for classroom use, printing of official college documents, and public information materials. They are located in Anderson Hall, room A156.

More information about services and how to request them can be found on the Printing & Mail Services website.


Panopto is the lecture capture system of choice for Virginia Western Community College. The Panopto interface is streamlined to be simple to use in the classroom. With just a few clicks, you can be recording the audio and video of your classroom instruction, or creating videos to supplement your instruction.

Panopto allows you to:

  • Create your course material from anywhere. The Panopto Focus client can be downloaded and used from any compatible Mac, PC, or iOS device connected to the internet.
  • Record multimedia course introductions, section reviews, lab demonstrations, and more — all from your laptop or iOS device.
  • Capture your screen, audio, and video support for webcams and other devices.
  • Supplement your recordings with PDF attachments and synchronized PowerPoint slides.

Panopto is integrated with Canvas to limit recording viewing to just students registered to your class.

To access Panopto in the classroom, click the Panopto link on the desktop, or use your browser and navigate to

If you have Panopto folders you cannot view using your MyVWCC Panopto account, contact the Help Desk for assistance.

Additional Resources

Canvas for Students

Canvas is a course management system that is maintained by the Virginia Community College System. It allows you to access your course assignments, course announcements, and discuss course issues via the course discussion board.

Canvas is web-based, so there is nothing for you to install or download. All you need is an Internet connection. Canvas is accessible from all browsers and mobile devices.

Tutorials for using Canvas can be found on the Virginia Western online website.