Online Education

Online Education Center


Media and Learning Center

Online Education 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 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.

To find open online classes easier in MyPortal follow these steps:

  1. Login to MyPortal
  2. Click the Registration tab
  3. In Open Class Finder section select the Term
  4. In the Apply Filter area select Online Classes Only

Some 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 online education courses are hosted on Catalyst. Please check your course syllabus for details.


How to Get Help - See frequently Asked Questions, site maps and contact numbers.

How do I get started? -

Prospective Students | Registered Students

How do I register for Online Education classes?


  OEI Online Student Readiness Tutorials

Hours of Operation:

The Online Education Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and Fridays from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM when classes are in session.

Closed weekends and De Anza recognized holidays.


Media & Learning Center 210


Online Education
Building: MLC 210
Email: onlineeducation

Phone: 408.864.8969

Last Updated: 2/3/16