Online Classes at COA

Online Distance Education Classes What is Distance Education (DE) at COA?Distance Education (DE) means ONLINE EDUCATION.  Distance Education (DE) at College of Alameda offers online courses equivalent to a classroom-based course. Courses are taught by the same qualified instructors and follow the same curriculum and standards as the classroom-based course.  Distance Education courses provide flexibility in scheduling and are especially helpful to self-directed learners. It is recommended that students be comfortable with computers, particularly the internet, before taking an online or hybrid course.Attention all students! Distance education procedures, login, and resources are available at Peralta DE website

College of Alameda offers online classes in three formats:

  • Online classes in which students complete their coursework via the internet (though some online classes require that students travel to campus for a class orientation and/or exams).
  • Hybrid classes in which some class hours each week are completed by students via the internet while others take place in a classroom setting.
  • Web-enhanced classes are traditional courses but use of internet to enhance communication, out-of-class assignments, and learning resources.


What technology is used at COA?

COAs Distance Education uses Moodle as a Learning Management System (LMS).  Moodle and other technologies are used in learning exercises every week to ensure effective andregular authentic contact between instructor and student.

Spring 2016 Intersession

The dates for the Spring 2016 intersession are May 31, 2016 to June 17, 2016. 

***Dates are subject to change.

Date Day Description
May 31, 2016 Tu Instruction begins
June 1, 2016 W Last day to add classes
June 1, 2016 W Last day to drop without a ‘W’ appearing on Transcript
June 1, 2016 W Last day to drop classes and receive a refund
June 2, 2016 Th Census Day
June 3, 2016 F Last day to file for PASS/NO PASS grading option
June 14, 2016 Tu Last day to withdraw and receive a ‘W’. All outstanding fees are still due even if classes are dropped on this day
June 17, 2016 F Spring Intersession Ends

e-Counseling services available to COA Distance Education Students!