Welcome to Distance Education at East Los Angeles College!

We have a lot of valuable resources for both faculty & students related to online/hybrid courses at ELAC.

ELAC Online Classes LIVE Support via Zoom
DEAR STUDENTS...If you need any technical support with Canvas or have questions about taking or registering for online classes, please use the link below to speak live with a distance education staff member on Zoom, from 8 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, starting August 30th through September 10th. You will be placed in a waiting room and admitted into the Zoom conference one by one, on a first come, first serve basis.

Launch Online Classes LIVE Zoom Support

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Distance Education Program Office is physically closed for walk-in assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but WE ARE OPEN, working remotely, offering faculty and student assistance, 5 days a week by email, phone, as needed.

For questions or general assistance, please call the Distance Education Program Office during business hours at 323-415-5313 OR email us your questions/concerns at onlinehelp@elac.edu

To access your online/hybrid courses, please log into the Student Information System (SIS Portal) and click on the "Canvas" tile once you are inside.


Distance Education Office
323-415-5313 or onlinehelp@elac.edu

Faculty SIS Password Resets (ELAC IT Dept.)

Distance Education is offering faculty assistance in the following areas so just reach out to the DE office for assistance and support!

ELAC STUDENTS - Need assistance with your online/hybrid courses?

Distance Education Office
(323) 415-5313 or onlinehelp@elac.edu

Student SIS Password Resets (ELAC IT Dept.)
(844) 695-2223

What is Distance Education?

The Distance Education (DE) Program provides comprehensive services that empower faculty and students with skills that are essential to success in online/hybrid courses. DE helps faculty utilize instructional technologies to enrich the learning process. 

Distance education is not a new concept. With the introduction of computers, the Internet revolutionized the entire distance learning model. With the success of the Open University classroom idea, educational institutions interested in offering distance education programs started moving to online/hybrid learning.

Online courses at East Los Angeles College are delivered over the Internet using the Canvas learning management system (LMS). These types of courses are called fully online courses. Students sign on to Canvas where they "meet" their instructor, access the syllabus and other course materials, participate in discussions, collaborate with other students, take quizzes and exams, and turn in assignment. Not all, but some, online courses do require students to come to campus to take exams.

Courses which are held both on-campus and online simultaneously are called hybrid/blended courses. Students who take hybrid/blended courses will still go on campus to meet their instructor and classmates just like a regular on-campus class, but they will also do some of the course work online via the Canvas LMS. Some of the blended courses also link out to publishers CMS that allows instructor to enhance the learning experience.