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Fall Session 2014

Sept 22 - Dec 12
Register: July 22 - Sept 21
Log in to online courses
Monday, Sept 22
(usually NOT earlier)


Opening Day

Sept 19

Online Courses

We provide support for students and faculty participating in online learning. Find out if online learning and/or teaching is for you. Check out our guides, tutorials, and FAQs about how to use Etudes, the online course platform that most online faculty use. Click on the links located on the left hand side of the screen to navigate through this website.


Your road map to taking online and hybrid classes starts here. Continue reading for information about registering and logging into your class.


Faculty will find a wealth of material on how to create a course in Etudes and how to manage it once the course is running. Get started by clicking on Road Map under Faculty in the navigation area.

Apply and Register

New and former students are eligible to register between July 22 and Sept 21. Before registering you must submit an application to Foothill College. Visit the Foothill website for other important dates.
  1. Apply Online
    After you apply you must wait until your application has been processed before you can register for classes.
    The wait is usually about a day during registration.
  2. Registration

Fully Online vs. Hybrid?

Look at the end of the section number for your class to find out if it is fully online or hybrid. Visit Online Course Information for the schedule.

Fully Online: If you see a W, then the class is fully online and takes place almost completely via the Internet.

Hybrid: If you see a Y, then the class is hybrid and takes place via the Internet AND on campus. For details, contact the instructor, Campus Directory.

New Online/Etudes Students

Follow the Get Started Guide to find out everything you need to do to get registered and to learn about online courses and the Etudes platform. Make sure to attend an orientation to learn how to access your courses.
There are pros and cons to online learning. To find out more read this article published by Palo Alto Online: A Berkeley-bound student offers insight into pros and cons of online learning.


Online Tutoring

The Teaching and Learning Center is excited to offer online Reading and Writing support for Foothill College students who are currently enrolled in online courses. For details, visit Online Tutoring.

In addition to online tutoring through the Teaching and Learning Center, Foothill College is partnering with OpenStudy to offer you learning support. Visit Tutoring for more information.

The PSME Center also offers online tutorial resources including an online forum and scheduled live webconferencing.

Last Updated September 12, 2014
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