St. Philip's College Ranked 11th Among
Best Online Schools in Texas for 2015-2016
Center for Distance Learning - SLC 212
Center for Distance Learning Mission Statement
The Center for
Distance Learning provides support services for students and faculty
engaged in a variety of distance learning formats to ensure
opportunities for student success.
||The Center for Distance Learning provides support for students taking online and hybrid classes. We offer face-to-face and online overviews on Instructure Canvas. An open computer lab is provided for students to access their classes. We also assist students with technical questions. In order for us to improve our services, please complete the survey.
Free Student Resources
The Center for Distance Learning has put together a list of
resources that will help students succeed in college. Student resources include
how to sync your ACES email to your phone, free MS Office 365, online library, online tutoring, how to get your
computer ready for classes, technical training and much more. To get
started click on student resources below.
Helpful Information for Students
St. Philip's College uses Instructure Canvas (LMS) as the standard platform for delivery of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes. For more information about Canvas, see the Canvas Student Guide. For faculty information on Canvas go to the Instructional Innovation Center website.
Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN)
To get a successful start with your online classes, first-time online students are required to complete the Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN 0001) course. This free, non-credit course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start.
Register for the self-paced, fully online OLRN course the same way as any other course. See the quick guide for steps on registering for the course.
You can also attend a face-to-face session to complete the OLRN course. See dates and times below.
* OLRN 0001-004 > CRN# 26030 - Active
* OLRN 0001-005 > CRN# 27953 - Active
* OLRN 0001-028 > CRN# 27955 - Active
Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN) Schedule
Face-to-Face students, please come by the Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 212.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Classes are also available by appointment only.
St. Philip’s College has been approved by Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
For more information, see the NC-SARA web site at http://nc-sara.org.
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