Student Resources

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Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about online learning at Foothill College.

Etudes Course Management System

Get information about using Etudes, computer system requirements, access to online courses, and updating your Etudes account.

Off-Campus Library Services

Find books and journals that you need for classes or if you aren't sure what you need, Ask a Librarian.


Order your textbooks online.

Student Services

Make use of many student services without setting foot on campus.

Campus Computer Labs

Access your online courses from one of many campus computer labs. Or you can use wireless access in the Library and Campus Center.

Learning and Study Aids

Get assistance with writing, notetaking, avoiding plagiarism, and using the Internet for research.

Free Learning Materials

Find free textbooks and educational videos that are openly licensed for use, remixing, and sharing.

Off-campus Tutoring

Foothill College is partnering with OpenStudy to offer you additional learning support.  OpenStudy is an online learning community where you can get help from peers, 24/7, for free. Watch the OpenStudy video

  • To get help, please click on the green Get Live Help button below. You will be taken OpenStudy and asked to register.
  • Please complete a user profile by creating an Open Study username and be sure to include Foothill College as your school.  
  • After registration is completed, join the Mathematics study group.  There you can post your questions in the left hand column or  participate in the chat by clicking on the chat bar at the bottom.  You can also join the other OpenStudy groups for help in other subjects.

Wireless Access on Campus

Foothill College offers wireless access in nearly all classrooms and indoor public spaces.

College Buys

Get great student deals on computer software.

California Virtual Campus

Catalog of online courses available from California community colleges.

Foothill College Faculty and Staff Directory

Contact information.

Accredited Online Colleges vs. Non Accredited Online Colleges

Find out what to look for when choosing an online college.