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Distance Education

Canvas is the learning management system for Cosumnes River College. 

Cosumnes River College offers distance education instruction in two modes:

  1. In the first mode, instruction takes place fully online through the use of materials and activities posted in a course site on the college's learning management system.
  2. In the second mode, instruction takes place partially online​ through the use of materials and activities posted in a course site on the college's learning management system, though there will also be one or more scheduled meetings on campus or other designated locations. The class schedule indicates when and where those meetings occur, and they may be as frequently as weekly. Some partially online classes are called “hybrid” classes.

The class schedule provides important details for each distance education class. 

Taking a distance education class, whether fully or partially online, 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:

In addition, a class that meets in person may use a course site on the college's learning management system for learning materials, online activities, and assignment submissions. Classes that use the internet in this way may not be indicated in the schedule of classes