Student Tutorials & Training

Virginia Western has a variety of tools and technical resources available to you!

MyVWCC Tools

MyVWCC ( is your central source for accessing student information at your convenience. It is also your entry point for tools such as Canvas and your Student Email. Students receive their MyVWCC username upon completing an application.

Computer Access Expectations

Students enrolled in online courses at Virginia Western are expected to have a laptop computer (or a desktop system with webcam and microphone) that meets the minimum specifications listed here.

Loaner Laptops

A limited number of loaner laptops are available to current VWCC students through Brown Library. These laptops are intended for students who have limited access to a computer when not on campus. For more information, visit the library's Loaner Laptops page.

Need more help?

If you cannot find what you're looking for here, please fill out our online form or call us at 540-857-7354.

Available Software

Software such as Microsoft Office 365 and Respondus Lockdown Browser are available for students through the VCCS at

LastPass Password Manager

Every student can get the benefit of online security with a complimentary subscription of LastPass premium, a simple, secure password manager. Visit this page to claim your Premium LastPass subscription.

Full instructions on how to get set up can be found here.

Computer Labs

Brown Library's Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the library, houses an open computer lab with PCs, Macs, and printers for student use. Computers have general software installed, including Microsoft Office, Zoom, Lockdown Browser, and special course programs like AutoDesk & the Adobe Creative Suite. The computer lab is accessible for students whenever the library is open. To see current library hours, visit Brown Library's website.

How to Connect to VWCCWifi


The college offers free printing for currently-enrolled VWCC students in Brown Library. Two printers and a flatbed scanner are located on the first floor of the library, in the Learning Commons. Library staff can show students how to print to the printers anytime the library is open. See the library website for hours.