Jones College

Learn from Home

A Guide to Managing Online Classes in Canvas

Class changes during a semester can be stressful. A Learn from Home format through online coursework is the transition approach to learning that Jones College is providing to all of our students, to ensure that coursework is completed for this semester.

You can use your phone, tablet or your personal computer to login to Canvas. Be sure you have internet access to the device you will use. There are internet hotspots located throughout campus and at each county center to provide mobile internet access to students.

Your classes that were face to face have been transferred to an online class format. You are still enrolled in the same courses that you were before spring break. Contact your instructors and advisors for any issues or questions you have by email.

Communicate with your instructor, stay focused and finish this Spring semester of 2020 with pride!

Tips for Success for Students

  1. Be sure you know your instructor's email and online office hours.
  2. Message or email your instructor about disability accommodations or email
  3. If your circumstances change, email your instructor to help determine a plan to help you succeed.
  4. Log into Canvas every day to check messages, announcements and assignments.
  5. Check your Jones email every day to learn of announcements about classes or college operations.

Helpful Learn from Home Canvas Resources

Link to the Canvas Login Page

Canvas Support Line for Students


Canvas Login

Username: Your full Jones email address, first letter of first name full last name last four of ID number (Username Example:

Password: jcjc last 4 of social security number (Password Example: jcjc####)

Download to print A Guide to Managing Online Classes in Canvas

Canvas Student Overview Video

Mississippi Parking Lot WiFi Access

Home Internet Solutions

The following resources are potential solutions for students needing internet access  at home. Jones College does not endorse and cannot verify terms and pricing of third-party providers; however, the college is providing this information to assist students searching for possible solutions. Students unable to obtain internet access are encouraged to contact the college for additional assistance at


Xfinity: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.

Comcast: Low-income families who are new customers and live in a Comcast service area may sign up for 60 days of complimentary Internet
Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.

AT&T: All AT&T consumer home internet wireline and fixed wireless internet customers can use unlimited data. AT&T also offers Internet service
to qualifying low-income households for $10.00/month through Access from AT&T.

Unlimited Data Offers

Comcast and AT&T both announced they would waive data caps and keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for all. To locate the nearest Xfinitiy Wi-Fi hotspots, enter an address on the Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot map. For AT&T, use the AT&T Smart Wi-Fi app to find and save hotspots.

T-Mobile also stated it will upgrade all current customers to "unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming)." This applies to any T-Mobile plan or Metro by T-Mobile prepaid plan that has a monthly data cap. Additionally, T-Mobile said it is giving all customers "an additional 20 GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service for the next 60 days."

Sprint, which is being acquired by T-Mobile, is taking identical steps.