Online Education is designed to make your education possible via online and hybrid learning environments. This provides you with a more flexible way to schedule your classes and manage your workload, but it also requires additional self-discipline and organization to stay on top of your work.
Online courses are offered through Canvas and are recommended for students who can work well independently and have solid study skills and self-discipline. Please remember that online courses require as much time and effort as on-campus classes but provide you with additional flexibility to merge education with your everyday life.
Types of Online Courses Offered
Skyline College offers two types of online courses: online and hybrid. Knowing the difference between these two options will help students choose the best option for their learning preference.
Online courses are offered fully online. Students can take an online course anywhere they have access to the internet -- across the U.S. and international locations -- at times that are convenient for students' schedules using the Canvas Learning Management System. Courses are available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Instructors guide coursework and provide submission dates throughout the semester to keep students on track.
'Hybrid' courses are a blend of online and face-to-face classroom instruction using the Canvas Learning Management System. In-person meeting dates, times, locations, and other relevant factors vary from course to course. Class meeting dates and times are made available to students prior to registration. Determining if a hybrid course is a good fit is important. If students feel they need some face-to-face interaction with their instructors and classmates, a hybrid course could be a great option. Other reasons students may choose hybrid courses is that this modality offers the 'best of both worlds,' often satisfying the needs of people with other obligations, transportation challenges, or who just have a curiosity about online courses - all without the commitment of going fully online.