Taft College Distance Learning

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Online Courses




Taft College utilizes ETUDES, a course management system for its distance learning online courses. The term ETUDES stands for Easy To Use Distance Education Software. It is easy to use and provides a trouble-free teaching and learning environment. ETUDES can be accessed from any platform using any standard browser. No plug-in or FTP is needed. You do not have to come to campus. Instead, you will follow the directions given in the ETUDES program, complete and submit your assignments and take your exams by the deadlines given, and contact your instructor if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. The online format has an internal message center where you and your instructor can stay in contact, and it has a discussion area where you will discuss topics with the other students enrolled in the class.


Etudes System Requirements

Etudes FAQ      



Taft College also utilizes Moodle as a course management system for some of our Math and Science courses. The word Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler. Moodle can be access from any platform using any standard browser.


Moodle FAQ


How to start your online courses


Step 1:  Verify how the class will be delivered (ETUDES, Moodle, or offline). You can do this by looking at the current distance learning course schedule and comparing the course number with your course schedule.
Step 2:  Go to the college web page, www.taftcollege.edu
Step 3:  Click on Academics
Step 4:  Click on Class Schedule
Step 5:  Under the term you are enrolled in, click on the link titled Distance Learning Course Schedule & Orientation Pages
Step 6:  Scroll to the course you are taking and click on the blue plus sign to view the course orientation page & information
Step 7:  Read the course orientation page carefully. This page contains vital information about the class and how to contact your instructor. We advise you print this page for future use.
Step 8:  Contact your instructor or the Distance Learning Help Desk if you have any other questions.


How to log into Canvas:

When logging in, instead of putting your email in, you will want to use your

A number

(Do NOT use your Email)
Canvas Login screenshot

Click Here to login to Canvas

Password is First and last initial (First initial Capitalized, last initial lower case) and last 6 digits of A #.

Example: Sally Buckets A#: A00031249

Pass = Sb031249

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Last updated: 01/20/2016