Distance Learning

Distance Learning Center


Media and Learning Center

Distance Learning provides educational opportunities that are not limited to the time and space constraints of traditional classes. Online instructors utilize a wide variety of tools such as online lectures, assignments, tests, discussion forums, and streaming video.  

Take note: Some online courses require on-campus meetings. The Syllabus for your course contains detailed information such as where your class is hosted, requirements, deadlines, and the instructor's contact information. Please check the course information below.  

Registration is handled the same as for traditional classes. Important registration dates can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.

For information on transferable courses or fulfilling prerequisites please contact Counseling.

A short video on what it takes to be a successful online student

Catalyst Presentation for First-Time Students

Students enrolled for the first time in a class that uses Catalyst, De Anza's e-classroom software, are invited to attend either of two optional, face-to-face welcome sessions the first week of classes. See the Getting Started page for registered students for more information.

Some online classes have required online or on-campus orientations. Please check the course information to prepare for your classes.


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De Anza's online course management system. NOT all distance learning courses are hosted on Catalyst. Please check your course syllabus for details.


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How do I register for Distance Learning classes?

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Hours of Operation: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter

The Distance Learning Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM, and Fridays from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM when classes are in session.
Closed weekends and De Anza recognized holidays.

Hours of Operation: Summer Quarter

The Distance Learning Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM when classes are in session.

Faculty and staff can call or email to make appointments with DLC.


Media & Learning Center 250


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969

Last Updated: 1/27/15