Center for Distance Learning
We are located in the Sutton Learning Center (SLC), Room 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.
Our goal is to help students succeed in their online courses. We provide assistants with the Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN), Canvas, ACES Email, Basic MS Office Skills, BioSig, BrainFuse Tutoring, Office 365/OneDrive and assist with updating mobile devices. An open computer lab is provided for students to access their classes in SLC 213.
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Online Degrees and Certificates
We offer several degrees and certificates online at St. Philip's College. Contact the Center for Distance Learning so that we can help you get started with your online education.
Programs Available 100% Online
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Business Management and Technology, A.A.S.
Early Childhood and Family Studies, A.A.S.
Health Information Technology, A.A.S.
Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist, A.A.S.
Information Technology Network Administrator, A.A.S.
Office Systems Technology, A.A.S.
Teaching, 7-12, and Other EC-12 A.A.T.
Teacher Certification: EC-6, 4-8, and EC-12 A.A.T.
Web and Mobile Developer, A.A.S.
Early Childhood and Family Studies Level 2
Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist Level I
MCSE: Server Infrastructure Level 1
Office Applications Specialist (OAS) Level 1
Small Business Management Level 1
Web and Mobile Developer Level 1
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. Students can come in for assistance to complete the OLRN course. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m in SLC 212.
Summer 2019 - Open Now
- OLRN 0001-001 > CRN# 15794
- OLRN 0001-002 > CRN# 15795
Fall 2019 - Opens in August
- OLRN 0001-001 > CRN# 20457
- OLRN 0001-002 > CRN# 20941
- OLRN 0001-004 > CRN# 29320
- OLRN 0001-005 > CRN# 29321
Student Online Resources
Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Instructure Canvas. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Respondus is available for both Windows and Mac.
With Brainfuse, students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with a tutor, communicating using a virtual whiteboard technology.
In your Canvas Course:
Open your course
Click on the Brainfuse OnlineTutoring Link on the left-hand side.
Recent Federal legislation requires that all online courses have a system implemented to verify students. St. Philip's College is committed to preserving the academic integrity of its courses and has implemented a unique technology from a company called Biometric Signature ID (BSI).
Protecting your security and preventing identity theft are very important.
Click: BioSig Video Link to view the BioSig ID process. If the video does not appear or will not play, check to see if your browser is blocking the content.
Access to the BioSig signature is available in your Canvas courses and in the Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN) course.
Certifications & Recognition
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