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Distance Learning Students

Follow Your Own Path

Did you know that each year, College of the Siskiyous offers over 200 hybrid, fully online, and videoconference classes, and a little less than half of all COS students take a distance learning class?

Regardless of the modality, you can build a schedule that works with your busy life and access the student support you need to stay on your path.

Counseling and Advising for Distance Learning Students

Considering online classes?

This Online Readiness Resource can help you decide if online courses are right for you.

Getting Started in Your Distance Learning Course

If you are enrolled in online or hybrid courses, your instructors will often contact you via email prior to the start of the semester. This short Welcome Letter often contains great information about getting started in their specific course and is sent to your COS email address. Checking your student email regularly is important.

Get help with your student email.

During the first week of class, pay attention to what your instructors require you to do. Some classes require you to take a certain action by a deadline, or they will drop you.

Accessing Your Course in Canvas

You can access Canvas from either the COS home page or after you log in to your mySiskiyous portal. From the COS home page, select the Canvas button. You will be taken directly to the login, which is the same as your mySiskiyous login. If you are already in the mySiskyous portal, select the Canvas icon and you will be taken directly to your Canvas dashboard. From the Canvas dashboard, select the course tile you want to access.

Get help with your mySiskiyous portal access.

Check the Online Course Schedule to see when your online class will start. Some instructors may choose to allow access to their courses before the semester, and some will not publish their course or contact you until the semester begins. Instructors are not required to have the class available to you until the very first day that the semester begins. If you cannot access the class, please wait to contact the teacher about it until the day that classes are scheduled to begin.

Student Technical Help

Student Help Desk
Canvas Guides
Proctorio Guide

Student Support Services

Academic Success Center / Tutoring
Student Support
Basecamp HQ

Distance Learning Pathways

Distance Learning Course Schedule
Finish Faster
Videoconferene Course Schedule

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Financial Aid

Contact Distance Learning

Phone: (530) 938-5520