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Distance Learning

Santiago Canyon College is committed to using technology to increase student success by removing barriers that limit access to learning. We are committed to using innovative technologies that promote learning, increase motivation, connect us as a community, and that allow time for motivating exercises that allow students to apply, analyze, evaluate, and create.

Students may gain access to their online classes using our Learning Management System, Blackboard 9.1. Please visit for helpful video tutorials and to get familiar with Blackboard. You may access your online classes by clicking this Blackboard link, clicking the Blackboard link at the top of any SCC web page, or by navigating to


If you need help with Blackboard or have questions about your online class, you may email or call the Help Desk.  Help Desk email is available at Please call 714-628-4764 to reach our Blackboard Help Desk by phone. The Help Desk is available Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm. The Help Desk email is typically monitored during off hours but replies are not guaranteed Friday through Sunday.


 Online classes can be very convenient in helping you achieve your goal; but, they are not right for everyone. Please take a few minutes to take our Is Distance Education Right for You quiz before enrolling in an online class.

Out of State Students

Please contact the Distance Learning department before enrolling in any online classes if you are currently out of the state of California. United States Federal law requires us to get permission and comply with the laws and procedures of your state of your residence before offering you a class at Santiago Canyon College. Please be advised that Santiago Canyon College will drop you from your online classes if we have not been approved by your home state!