Distance Learning Off-line is a mode of delivery that does not require Internet access. You do not have to come to campus. Instead, you will follow the directions given in the course syllabus, complete and submit your assignment and take your exams by the deadlines given in the class calendar, and contact the instructor if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. You can usually submit your assignments through email, postal mail, or in person. Tests can be taken in the College LRC. If you cannot come to Campus, you will need to set up an approved proctor. The proctor identification procedures are available online or by calling the Distance Learning Help Desk at (661) 763-7812.
Here is a brief description of off-line course processes:
How to start your offline courses
Step 1: Verify how the class will be delivered (ETUDES, ETUDES-NG, 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: Course syllabus and further instructions are provided through the link at the bottom of the instructor's course orientation page. If the link is not activated, the instructor has not provided this information yet. Come back a little closer to the start of the semester. When it is available, print this information and follow the instructions given. Contact your instructor is you have any questions or concerns.
Step 9: Set up a proctor immediately if required. You can access the proctor identification form by going to this link: http://web.taftcollege.edu/academic/distance%20learning/proctor_procedures.shtml.
Step 10: Contact your instructor or the Help Desk if you have any other questions.