About eLearning

Online courses bring the classroom to you using the Internet and your email. They are taught using a variety of Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas, GoogleApps4Education (GA4E) or any other platform your instructor chooses.

Course materials vary and may include textbooks, study guides, DVDs, videos, as well as information downloaded from the Internet. All online students will be charged an online fee. Check with our campus bookstore for a list of required materials.

A small number of classes (called "Hybrid" courses) require face to face  learning time on campus. These Hybrid courses are indicated by a “.77” section number after their item number (ex: 6306.77). 

While most online courses (designated by .70 after their item number) are completely online, some require on-campus in-person testing (particularly mid-terms and finals) so please make sure you work this out ahead of time with your instructor.

Online courses are not self-paced. They have regularly scheduled start and end dates, and deadline dates are assigned for your classroom activities. 

Always read your syllabus and don't hesitate to ask your instructor for information. Online students need to plan 12-15 hours of study per week per course, and to login 5 out of 7 days, starting the first day of the quarter.

Your online instructor will give you very detailed instructions to guide you through the process.

Technical issues sometimes occur. Please keep backup copies of all work, assignments, quiz answers, and grades. http://sites.southseattle.edu/backup-strategies/

Please always have a backup plan for computer use in case you experience technical difficulties with your machine or device.

Be patient and ALWAYS let your instructor know what's going on! Remember, it happens to all of us, but we must ask for help when it does!

While all students are expected to have basic computer skills, remember that it never hurts to ask for help when you need it. Students can visit the Geek Hauz on campus for one-on-one help with technology.

Questions? Please contact us!