Find out all of the steps you need to take to get registered for online classes. If you are new to Foothill College or if you were not registered last quarter then you must apply before you may register for classes.
If you are new to online learning then take the self-assessment questionnaire to see if you are ready to be an online learner. Get acquainted with Etudes, the online course platform that most instructors use to host their classes.
Look at the end of the section number for your class to find out if it is fully online or hybrid. Visit Online Course Information for the schedule.
Fully Online: If you see a W, then the class is fully online and takes place almost completely via the Internet. For example:
Hybrid: If you see a Y, then the class is hybrid and takes place via the Internet AND on campus. For details, contact the instructor, Campus Directory.
Complete our Reality Check to see if you are ready to be an online learner.
This questionnaire will give you an idea whether or not you have the personality traits, learning aptitude, technical knowledge, hardware and software, and study skills for online learning.
Whether this is your first time taking online classes, or you have taken a few online courses in the past; you will find that these resources are tailored to your needs and are focused on enhancing the academic and technical skills needed for success in the online learning environment.
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Note that not all instructors use Etudes so it is really important to find out what they are using instead for delivering their online material.
Be sure to check for email from your instructor at the email account that you provided when you applied for admission to Foothill College.
Please notify your instructor immediately if you are having problems accessing course materials. Do not put it off or quit logging on because if you don't "show up" for any length of time you may be dropped from the course. Please refer to the instructor's syllabus for "attendance and withdrawal" policy.
Visit our tutoring page to learn more about each of these services.