eLearning Students

What is eLearning?

eLearning courses use online tools to enhance teaching and learning. There are three types of eLearning courses.

  • Online courses are held entirely online with no face-to-face classroom time.  Online courses require the same amount of work as campus courses.  They include scheduled assignments and exams. Some online courses require students to meet online in web conferences at scheduled times. 

  • Hybrid courses use online technologies to replace some (not all) face-to-face class time. The blend can be flexible. Some hybrid classes replace one weekly class session with online work. Some only meet in person a few times per quarter. Students must attend all scheduled classroom sessions.

  • Web-enhanced courses are face-to-face class sections that meet on campus at scheduled times and use online technologies for additional interaction or sharing course materials. No face-to-face class time is displaced. Students must attend all scheduled classroom sessions.

How do I know if eLearning is right for me?

eLearning courses are best for students who have:

  • Computer skills such as those listed in the Northstar Digital Literacies standards.

  • Reliable access to a computer with internet connection and current operating system and browsers.

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Strong reading and writing skills in the language the course will be taught.

Try this short quiz to see if you have the skills and knowledge needed to be successful at eLearning courses.

How to I sign up for an eLearning course?

Visit the Getting Started page for more information about how to enroll at LWTech and register for courses.

How can I learn Canvas?

  • Take the online student orientation at https://lwtech.instructure.com/courses/825671. You can also access it from the Help menu in Canvas or from the link at the bottom of every Canvas screen.

  • If you need additional assistance learning Canvas, you can visit us in E225 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

How can I get Canvas Support?

Out-of-State Students

Students may not be able enroll in distance learning classes at LWTech if they reside in certain states. Please contact elearning@lwtech.edu to see if we are authorized in your state. 

LWTech continues to work towards meeting federal and state authorization guidelines in states outside of Washington.