Distance Learning

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. 

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

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.

Fall 2018
          * OLRN 0001-003 > CRN# 20941
          * OLRN 0001-022 > CRN# 29320
          * OLRN 0001-023 > CRN# 29321

Student Online Resources

Respondus LockDown Browser

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.

Repondus LockDown Browser Installation

Brainfuse - 24/7 online tutoring

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.

Creating your BioSig-ID profile

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.

Check your computer
* Recommended Browser - Mozilla Firefox
* Check plugins (courtesy of Firefox)
* Check updates: Adobe FlashAdobe Reader and Java  

              For more information go to Canvas Browser Check.   


Contact Information

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center
(SLC) 212

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