Online education provides an alternative to the traditional classroom-based format, however, it does place more responsibility on the student to be self-disciplined and to apply solid independent study skills. Online courses offered through Cuesta College are equivalent to the classroom-based version in course content, textbooks, required assignments, exams, study time, etc.

Do I need to register to take online education courses? 

Yes. Registration for an online education course is no different than a regular classroom course.

What services are available for student success


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All online education courses at Cuesta College use Canvas as the Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas is where your course materials will be delivered and communication with your instructor will occur.

Getting Started with Canvas

Online Student Readiness Tutorials

The Online Student Readiness Tutorials developed by the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative are a series of interactive multimedia tutorials designed to assist students with developing the skills required to be successful in an online course.  If you are taking or thinking about taking an online course, please review the tutorials by clicking the banner:

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