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Online Classes

General Information

Online classes are offered over the Internet in a variety of discipline areas, as indicated under the specific course listings in the Schedule of Courses provided each semester. Online courses are as transferable as their companion regularly scheduled classes, have the same prerequisites as traditional on-campus courses, and uphold identical standards of academic quality.

Online courses generally follow the traditional sixteen week semester, but the coursework is completed via a Learning Management System (LMS). Students must provide their own computers and Internet Service Providers and be proficient in using a word processing program, email, and the Internet. Individual classes may have additional prerequisites as specified in their online syllabi.

Are You Ready?

To find out more about online learning and assess your readiness, spend some time exploring the expectations of online learning in the next few pages. Find out more about Online Learning at College of the Desert.


Starting with the summer 2016 session of courses, COD began using the Learning Management System CANVAS. You can find more information about CANVAS on this site by reviewing the Welcome to CANVAS! and CANVAS Resources​ page.












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