Distance Learning

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LaneOnline courses offer the convenience and flexibility of technology-enhanced courses that work around your lifestyle.

For details on how to participate in courses this term, see Learning Online.

Online and hybrid courses are designated by the icon online icon in the class schedule. Hyflex and Live Streaming courses are other LaneOnline course options. The Course Modalities page explains all LaneOnline courses types.

Online Courses online icon – are conducted through the internet using Moodle, Lane’s course management system. You can find Online classes by clicking on the “Class Schedules” link over in the left-hand column. (Some online courses require on-campus testing. Look for “online in-person testing” in the class schedule notes.)

Hybrid Courses online icon – are partially online. Some work is done in Moodle and the rest during regular meeting times that may either be in-person on campus or on Zoom, depending on the class type. Attendance is required. The ratio of classroom time to online activity may vary from course to course.

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree can be earned by taking online courses. There's an AAOT annual schedule of online classes to help you plan a course of study. The Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies degrees can also be completed through LaneOnline.

Is online learning for you?

Online classes are not easier than their face-to-face equivalents. To see if computer-based learning is for you, take our Online Readiness Survey to help you identify your strengths and opportunities for growth related to learning in a virtual environment.

I’ve enrolled. When can I log in?

You log in to all online and hybrid courses in Moodle. Courses become available for access on the first day of the term. You may not see your course if you log in before then. If you are enrolled in a course that begins later in the term, it may not be visible for access in Moodle until the day it starts. Watch this instructional video if you are new to logging into Moodle.

Make sure you log in and get started as soon as your course starts. Instructors may drop students who don't log in or complete assignments due the first week. It is the student's responsibility to drop any courses in which they do not plan to participate, in ExpressLane, by the official refund deadline.

Where can I get help ?

The Student Help Desk (SHeD) provides assistance with a multitude of technology issues. Trouble logging in or using Moodle, Expresslane, Gmail/Gsuite, or Zoom? Give them a call, email, or visit them virtually or on campus. Head to the Lane Support Hub (link opens to our Zoom front desk) for Live Help if you have technical difficulties with your classes or need free tutoring, peer mentoring and/or career exploration support.