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​Welcome to RCCD Distance Education!


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Our Mission...

The mission of RCCD Distance Education is to support the​ social and economic mobility of its students by ensuring access, success, and equity​ for everyone through the efficient, effective, accountable, and transparent use of distance education resources. ​This is achieved by providing: 

  • Access to educational technology that supports fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses
  • Access to a variety of student services that support guided pathways and enrich the learning experience
  • Training and certification opportunities to staff and faculty teaching and providing student services online


What Are Onlin​​e​​​​​​​​ or Distance Education classes?

Online courses, also called Distance Education classes, take two different forms: 

  • ​Classes designated as Online are taken exclusively over the Internet. Please note that, while most online courses provide all instructional content over the Internet, a few may require some on-campus meetings. Ple​​ase see the course schedule or WebAdvisor for more information.
  • Classes designated as Hybrid meet both on campus and online. Think of them as a combination or blending of online classes and face-to-face classes. In a hybrid class, you will attend meetings on campus during the dates and times listed in the schedule of classes. Since the on-campus portion of hybrid classes could take place at any of our three colleges (Riverside City, Norco or Moreno Valley), hybrid classes are listed in the schedule by the college where the on-campus meetings will take place. 


Are there Face-to-Face classes that use the Internet?

Web-Enhanced classes are traditional face-to-face classes that are supplemented with course websites and the use of Internet resources. Unlike hybrid or fully-online classes, all web-enhanced class meetings take place on campus.


Canvas System Information

  • Canvas System Status - provides up-to-date information on Canvas system availability and details on Canvas operational/access issues if any.
  • Canvas Release Notes - provides information on improvements and updates to the Canvas software for the current release. 
  • Canvas Upcoming Changes​ - provides information on upcoming improvements and updates to the Canvas software.