What is SF Online?
This is where you will find all the information you need about online, hybrid, and Web-enhanced courses at Santa Fe College, plus support for Canvas, the learning management system that houses them.
SF Online includes different types of courses:
- ONLINE COURSES - Anyone at SF can take an online course or two, along with regular on-campus courses, for more flexibility in scheduling. Online courses may have no on-campus requirements at all, or may include required exams that have to be taken in a face-to-face environment (i.e., proctored). Before registering, you should review the Course Information Pages for the class you wish to take to find out what your instructor’s specific requirements are.
- HYBRID COURSES – Also referred to as blended courses, these mixed classes combine the best of both worlds. Typically, hybrid classes meet about half the amount of required hours in a classroom, and the rest of the work is done online. You significantly reduce your travel time and time in class, but you still get to meet regularly with your instructor and classmates. Before registering, you should review the Course Information Pages for the class you wish to take to find out what your instructor’s specific requirements are.
- WEB-ENHANCED COURSES – This term is used when you don’t have any reduced time in a physical classroom, but your instructor still includes many online components to the course, such as handouts, course notes, quizzes, a grade book and other tools to enhance learning and make course materials accessible 24/7.
Online courses provide convenience and flexibility, but they aren’t for everyone. Be sure to check out the area to the left called, “Is Online Learning for You” to see if you are a good candidate for online learning.
You should be able to find the answers to all your questions by using the main areas to the left or the quick links below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please let us know and we’ll do our absolute best to help you find what you need.