Getting Started with Your Course

Once you have registered for an eLearning course go to the eLearning Class Schedule for information about your professor and the type of course. The following information describes the types of eLearning courses offered at Green River and what you need to do to start each one. These classes run on a schedule just as though they were offered on campus. They have required due dates and are not self-paced.

All Green River Canvas classes open at noon on the first day of the quarter.

Washington Online classes generally open earlier so be sure to check the eLearning Class Schedule for the start dates of your WAOL course.

2 Types of eLearning Courses:



The largest number of eLearning courses offered at the college are online courses taught by our faculty. Most of the Green River online courses use Canvas. Login instructions are on the Canvas login page. 

Classes listed as online should not require on campus attendance although many of our online faculty require proctored exams. You can take the exam at our testing center or arrangements can be made for the exam to be proctored in most places throughout the world. Check with your professor for more information.


Hybrid courses, formerly known as FLEX courses, combine online and classroom instruction. Therefore they will meet on campus. Your professor will have separate required assignments that have to be completed online and in class. Online assignments cannot be done in the classroom. Classroom assignments cannot be done online. The eLearning Class Schedule lists the time and location of the first meeting. Your professor will give you instructions for your course at that meeting. They will tell you if they are using Canvas for the class.