Questions?

DISTANCE LEARNING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. How do I apply for admission to CCSF as a new student?
  2. How do I enroll in an online course?
  3. Can I still add a class after open registration?
  4. Why do I need a CCSF email address?
  5. When will I receive my login, password, and instructions for my course?
  6. Who do I contact if I am having problems?
  7. Can I get a CCSF email account?
  8. Will I earn the same credit toward my degree or certificate in an online course as I would in a traditional course?
  9. How much does an online course cost?
  10. Can I register for a course online?
  11. Where do I get help about general college questions?
  12. Can I buy my books online?
  13. Where do I find online class detail information like instructor's contact, prerequisites, syllabus, etc.?
  14. How do I find out if an online class is transferable to a 4 year college?
  15. Are courses taught by CCSF faculty or by someone else?
  16. What if I tried to enroll in an online course and I was told the course was closed?
  17. What’s the equivalent total classroom lecture hours for online courses for employer reimbursement for work related training?
  1. How do I apply for admission to CCSF as a new student? 

If you are a new student (not enrolled last semester), follow these steps to apply.

If you are a continuing student register using Web4.

  1. How do I enroll in an online course?

Register for a class using Web4.

  1. Can I still add a class after open registration?

To add an online course during the add/drop period, you must have an add code. To request an add code, send an email to the instructor.

If the instructor has scheduled an orientation, you may request an add code at that meeting if there is room in the class. With the add code, you can add the course in Web4.

If you have problems during this process, call the Educational Technology Department at (415) 239-3885.

  1. Why do I need a CCSFmail email address?
    Your Insight or Canvas login, password and instructions will be sent to you there. 
  1. When will I receive my login, password, and instructions for my course?

If you are a new Canvas student, prior to the start of the course, your login and password and instructions will be sent to your CCSFmail address - the email address that you are given automatically when you register and that is entered in Web4. It ends in @mail.ccsf.edu.

  1. Who do I contact if I am having problems?

For Canvas, read your welcome email for instructions.  Claim your RAM ID according to those instructions, and use that username and password to log in to Canvas at https://ccsf.instructure.com.  If you still can't log in, call 844-592-2198 24 hours a day.

  1. Can I get a CCSF Student email account?

CCSF gives all students a CCSFmail email account. Go to Web4 to for more information.

  1. Will I earn the same credit toward my degree or certificate in an online course as I would in a traditional course?

Yes.

  1. How much does an online course cost?

Online courses cost the same as regular on campus classes. Go to the the Tuition & Fees for current fees.

  1. Can I register for a course online?

Yes! As long as you do not have any holds on your record you can register using Web4.

  1. Where do I get help about general college questions?

Go to Ask CCSF.

  1. Can I buy my books online?

The College Bookstore will take orders and either mail books or hold for pickup.

  1. Where do I find online class detail information like instructor's contact, prerequisites, syllabus, etc.?

    On the CCSF Web site (www.ccsf.edu), click Educational Programs -> Class Schedule and find the class you are interested in. You'll see a link to the instructor's web site there.
     
  2. Are online courses taught by CCSF faculty or by someone else?

    All the courses are taught by CCSF faculty members who also have taught the same course face-to-face.

  3.  How do I find  if an online class is transferable to a 4 year college?

    First find the course listing in the online scedule: On the CCSF Web site (www.ccsf.edu), click Educational Programs -> Class Schedule and find the class you are interested in. Then click on the class subject course# above the CRN for course description & transfer info.

  4.  What if I tried to enroll in an online course and I was told the course was closed?

    Check the waitlist in Web4. Often students drop from the course and space is available on the waitlist. Send an email to the instructor. The instructor will provide you with direction about the possibilities of adding the course.

  5. What’s the equivalent total classroom lecture hours for online courses for employer reimbursement for work related training?

Equivalent "total classroom lecture hours" is 17.5 times the weekly lecture (contact) hours as stated in the course catalogue. This is the same whether the course is face-to-face or from a distance.

Example:
The ACCT 1 course is a 4-unit course, with 5 lecture hours (Lec-5). Students are charged for 4 units, but required contact (online lectures, quizzes, discussions, etc) is the equivalent of 5 hours/week for 17.5 weeks. Homework is extra. So the total classroom lecture hours for this course is 5 x 17.5 = 87.5.