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Online Teaching & Learning

Online learning, distance learning, eLearning, call it what you will, has long ago moved from experiment into the mainstream of education. The vast majority of colleges throughout the United States provide some form of distance learning. For the most part, distance learning centers on the Internet, beginning with online registration and enrollment, to online access to your course instructor, tutorials, materials and fellow learners, all the way through assignments and examinations. It's the whole deal!

A steady stream of research has demonstrated that, when done right, distance learning is every bit as effective, engaging and fulfilling as classroom-based learning. There are important differences you need to consider when contemplating an online course. This page will help you think it through. For now, it's important to know that "learners do not learn from technology, they learn from thinking and doing." Course design and facilitation, on top of instructor expertise, make the difference. We at Santa Fe Community College are committed to providing you the best in distance learning -- by design!


Trouble logging in? Call the OIT Help Desk at 428-1222.

Canvas Orientation Dates for Fall 2016

Santa Fe Community College uses the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for online courses. As a student you can keep track of your progress in the class, completed assignments, and participate in discussions with ease. 

Any students wishing to learn how to navigate their online courses are encouraged to attend one of these face-to-face sessions.

All sessions will be held in Room 416.


Fall 2016 - Room 416

Monday, August 22, 2016 
9 am - 10 am

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
1 pm - 2 pm


Review the Canvas Student Orientation
Log in to Canvas


What to expect in an Online Class!

Online courses require discipline, a self-directed attitude and above-average time management skills. Online classes may take more time than traditional classes. Some instructors have additional requirements for their courses including online chats, online videos and timed or proctored exams.


For more information, please contact Online Teaching & Learning , 505-428-1166,

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