Distance Education

Online Classes

Online Classes

Canvas is the learning management system used by online classes at Cosumnes River College.

Cosumnes River College offers instruction via the internet. Learning opportunities using this medium come in two modes. In the first, all or most course instruction takes place online through the use of materials and activities posted on an internet site. The class schedule indicates how often class meets on campus. In the second mode, the instructor of a class that meets face-to-face in the traditional way may use the internet to post learning materials, resources and assignments, as well as provide individual contact with students through email or other electronic means. Not all classes that use the internet in this way are indicated in the class schedule.

Taking a fully online class requires self-discipline, motivation, and the ability to complete required assignments on schedule. It also requires access to a reliable internet connection. If you do not otherwise have reliable internet access, you can use the computers in the Computer Lab (LRC-204) on campus.

Resources for students interested in online classes

For those who are new to online learning, a self-assessment tool and introductory tutorial are available in a Canvas course set up for self-enrollment. Anyone with a Los Rios username can enroll:

That course includes a link to a second Canvas course set up for self-enrollment that is for experienced online learners looking to learn more about being successful online. Anyone with a Los Rios username can enroll:

Interested in academic credit for learning how to be a successful online student? There is a one-unit, fully online class that is offered each semester: