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Distance Education @Chaffey College

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EMAIL:  OnlineEd@chaffey.edu 

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5. Brief description of the problem

 

I NEED TO ACCESS MY ONLINE COURSE

 

STEP 1: Log in to your MyChaffey Portal  

STEP 2: Select the Canvas Link on the Launch Pad.

STEP 3: Start participating in your course by selecting the desired course card off your Canvas Dashboard.

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WELCOME TO DISTANCE EDUCATION AT CHAFFEY!

At Chaffey College, Distance Education (DE) is another name for taking a partial (hybrid) or fully online class- where the learning takes place on the Internet. DE courses provide students with greater flexibility to their learning by having access to their class from anywhere at anytime. Students are also expected to complete assignments and/or other online activities (quizzes, tests, etc.) according to the syllabus and to interact with their instructor and other students. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Click through each tab in the section below to find information regarding registration and tuition, technical requirements, and other DE basics.

 

ARE DE COURSES RIGHT FOR ME?

 

Chaffey College offers a variety of Distance Education courses designed to allow you the flexibility of completing classes outside the traditional classroom, during times that fit your schedule.

Are you looking for...

  • courses that meet your schedule?
  • less time traveling to and from campus?
  • classes that fit your learning style?
  • an environment that lets you learn at your own pace?
  • the ability to attend class anytime, anywhere?

DE courses are NOT designed to be easier than traditional classes. DE classes are designed with the same content and academic rigor as regular classes with the difference of how the course material is delivered. Students should expect to spend the same amount of time (sometimes even more) reading, writing, and studying for DE classes as they would in regular classes. Students succeed in DE classes when they manage their time well, log into DE classes regularly, submit completed work on time, meet class expectations, and communicate with their instructor effectively.

  HOW ARE DE COURSES TAUGHT?

CANVAS

All Distance Education courses at Chaffey College are taught using Canvas, the College's Learning Management System.

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ONLINE

Online classes are attended exclusively on the Internet; there are no regular on-campus meetings. However, some online classes do require specific dates or times or interactive Internet class activities. Instructors provide details of these and other requirements in the class syllabus. Students should log on to the college course management system AFTER noon on the first scheduled day of the class.


HYBRID

Hybrid classes are a combination of online and classroom instruction. Students meet with the instructor at the designated location on the stated days and times throughout the term. The first face-to-face meeting will take place the first scheduled week of the class. Students should refer to the schedule of classes for the class meeting dates, times, and location.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A DE COURSE?

Registration

Chaffey College has one process for registering or enrolling in all classes at the college. The process is the same for online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes. Please visit the College's Admissions and Recordsnew window pages for more information on enrolling in classes at Chaffey College.


HOW MUCH DOES A DE COURSE COST?

Tuition & Fees

Online and hybrid courses have the same tuition and fee requirements as any other class at Chaffey College. Please visit the the Cashier's Office‚Äčnew window page for more information.

If you qualify to receive the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOG) or are eligible for financial aid, your tuition may be at no cost to you- please be sure to contact the Financial Aid Officenew window for more information about financial aid.

WHAT ARE DE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS?
Working Wheel Students considering an online or hybrid class should have easy and regular access to a personal computer with the following minimum capabilities:
  • Access to the internet through DSL, cable, FIOS or other high speed connection
  • Use of a major browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OSX Panther or Android
  • An active e-mail account that permits attachments to be delivered and received
  • Ability to view PowerPoint presentations
  • Ability to view and create Word documents, or .rtf files
  • Some online classes may require the following:
    • Ability to view iPod content (Quicktime)
    • Ability to view streaming video

NEED HELP?

The Chaffey College Distance Education Help Desk offers students and faculty assistance several different ways. FAQs are questions (and answers) to many of the questions posed by students  and faculty . Using the FAQs will give you an answer to your question 24/7. Students may also contact the Help Desk by phone or email.