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Distance Learning

Welcome to eLearning at Olympic College

Our mission is to provide the best possible assistance and guidance to eLearning students and the faculty and staff that support their endeavors, by remaining current in the world of eLearning and passing that information on to you.

Log-in to CANVAS

Getting Started Online

Getting Started Online at Olympic College is easy! You can start it from the comfort of your own sofa without having to leave the house! 

To learn if online courses are right for you, consider taking the Are You Ready online quiz. 

  1. Follow the Getting Started process. 
  2. Browse the Schedule - filter by branch and type to see all distance options. 
  3. Register and Pay for Classes 
  4. Buy Books 
  5. Log Into Your Online Classes 

Contact your faculty advisor in your major area of interest to choose online classes for future quarters. 


We are located in the lower level of the Haselwood Library in Rooms 16C and 20 and can be reached via the Clock Tower Plaza entrance. Walk-ins are always welcome during normal business hours. We are not staffed outside of normal hours but will respond to after hours and weekend email and telephone inquiries within one working day after they are received. We support online, hybrid and web-enhanced classes that use the Canvas platform.

Contact eLearning:

distancelearning@olympic.edu
(360) 475-7770 or (800) 259-6718 x7770
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Notice to prospective/current students who live in another state and want to attend classes from outside the state of Washington

Please look at our Out of State Students page for very important information.  If you are going to reside in the state of Washington while attending distance education classes you can disregard this notice.

Tired of asking your kids for help? Never fear, help is here! Sign up for CIS 100 - Computer Literacy for Online Learning (Item 2150/2151). This two credit course will help prepare you for success in online learning by focusing on basic computer literacy and eLearning environments.

We now offer all Washington State residents (including OC employees and students!) FREE access to over 400 online courses that can prepare you to take Microsoft certification exams, or simply enhance your knowledge of MS software and hardware, including many MS Office products. Faculty are also encouraged to make use of the free curriculum tools and test banks if they are appropriate for your courses. For more information on the program or to sign up, please visit: http://libguides.olympic.edu/ita.

Why not take a free test to see if your style of learning is suited for online learning. See Ready for Online. You should also review the eLearning Success page to see what it takes to be a successful eLearning student.

Register for GEN-S097. This class is meant to give you an orientation to CANVAS and prepare you for class. A schedule of upcoming classes can be found at eLearning Events.

Go to the Class Schedule Planner. Under Type select Online, Web-Enhanced or Hybrid to narrow your search.

USB Courses, telecourses and other online platforms are not supported by the eLearning Office. Please contact the course instructor directly. For assistance with online courses offered by Continuing Education, please contact them at 360-475-7786 or via email at continuinged@olympic.edu Thank you.