Current Student Resources
We trust that you are enjoying your time in one of Biola University’s fully online undergraduate or graduate programs. It continues to be our joy to walk alongside you in this journey. As a current student, your needs may be more specific than when you were a new student. This page is meant to help with some of those questions and concerns, though it is not a complete list of all that is available to you.
If you would like to meet with one of our success coaches, please make an appointment. We are always looking to ensure we provide you with the right resources for your academic success so if you did not find what you were looking for, feel free to send us feedback or suggestions.
For help using Canvas, the learning management system used at Biola, view the Canvas Student Quickstart Guide or click the "Help" button on Canvas, choose "Search the Canvas Guides" from the drop-down menu, and enter the topic in the search box.
- Canvas Student Tour Videos – In addition, here are links to 12 short, helpful videos:
- Career Explorer Tool – Biola University has partnered with CareerExplorer to provide you with an inspiring, innovative and complete career discovery platform. CareerExplorer's interactive, engaging 30 minute assessment matches you to our current database of over 800 careers.
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Learning Center (Disability Services)
The Learning Center exists to provide students with academic assistance and support by providing a number of services.
Tutoring and academic mentors are available, as well as individualized ADA care plans and counsel for those diagnosed with medical, psychological, learning or physical conditions. When entering our center whether in-person or remotely, students can expect to be met with caring, professional staff who work hard to provide safe and personalized advocacy in a confidential and welcoming environment.
We are currently offering a hyflex model of service, adapting to the specific needs of students as we face this pandemic.
The mission of the Library is to provide access to knowledge and information to serve the research, teaching, and learning needs of the university community; facilitate the integration of on-campus and online curricula with relevant resources and robust library services; and support the university mission by fostering biblically centered scholarship.
In addition, here are services for online students.
Rhetoric and Writing Center
The Rhetoric and Writing Center (RWC) is available to support students, faculty and staff in their writing. A team of peer consultants provides help with any writing assignments, research reports, graduate theses, conference presentations and conversational English. Feedback is provided for writing projects at any stage—from outlines and early drafts to revisions and final edits—in a friendly, supportive environment, both face-to-face and online.
In addition to traditional academic projects, the RWC help with multimodal projects and professional documents (i.e. résumés, cover letters and statements of purpose).