Getting Started

Getting Started with Your e-Learning Course

Once you have registered for an e-Learning course visit the e-Learning Class Schedule for information about your professor and the type of course. The following information describes the types of e-Learning courses offered 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 e-Learning Class Schedule for the start dates of your WAOL course.

Types of e-Learning Courses

There are two types of e-Learning Courses


The largest number of e-Learning courses offered at the college are online courses taught by our faculty. Most of the Green River online courses use Canvas.

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 e-Learning 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.