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For Students:

For assistance in preparing for online classes in Spring 2020, please explore these resources:
Information for Students

Information for Faculty

Distance Education is a way for students who work and/or have family obligations to earn college credits without coming to campus for classes. If you are independent, self-directed, and self-motivated, then an online or hybrid course may be for you. Distance Education courses may include hybrid courses in which any portion of the in-person instructional classroom time is conducted using online activities. Or classes may be offered fully online with instruction, distribution of course materials, discussions, assessments, and other course related activities conducted outside the classroom environment using Internet based technology.

You are encouraged to complete the optional Online Readiness Quiz to determine if an online or hybrid course is a good match for you. This quiz is a self-assessment tool to guide you through concerns you may have about taking an online course.

Review our Distance Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Note: Effective July 1, 2015, the United States Department of Education requires that the Los Angeles Community College District/colleges obtain approval from each out-of-state student’s state of residency before he/she may enroll in an online course. Out-of-State students not residing in California, and for which the College does not have a current State Authorization Agreement, will be excluded. Active military personnel are exempt.

Online Courses 

List of Online Classes

For Faculty:

Canvas Training Requirements for Web Enhancing or Teaching Fully Online

Request a Canvas Shell All Hybrid and Online Course shells are automatically created 2 months before a semester starts. Use this link to request a Canvas shell to web enhance a course

Faculty Portal Training GuideInformation for PeopleSoft Assistance (Sign-In, Posting Grades, Mandatory Exclusion Rosters, Positive Attendance)

Enhanced Canvas: 

Please utilize AD 300 for assistance with Supplementing your online course.

  • ConferZoom videoconferencing
  • Student Engagement Apps
  • Adding students to Canvas manually
  • Face to Face Canvas Training (Web enhancing a course, Pedagogy, Canvas Tips and Tricks)
Useful Reminders and Information:

If you are teaching an Online or Hybrid course, please make sure your course is coded correctly to be searchable for open Online and Hybrid courses.

Mission Statement

Distance Education at LACC empowers its students from the diverse community it serves to achieve their educational and career goals by providing learner-centered pathways to success through transfer, career and technical education, and foundational skills programs. Distance Education strives to meet the needs of all its students while maintaining support for instructors using web-based or web-enhanced classes.

 Contact Us

AD 300
Teaching Learning Center (TLC)
Adrian Brown,
Online Technical Support Assistant
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2480


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5: 30pm


Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911