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About eLearning

Shelton State provides distance learning opportunities for students in support of the College’s vision, mission, and values.

Instruction through distance learning meets the same standards and academic rigor as its traditional partners by adhering to the guidelines outlined in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Distance Education Policy Statement and meeting the requirements outlined in the Shelton State Community College Handbook.

Distance Learning

According to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Distance and Correspondence Education Policy Statement, distance learning is “a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. A distance education course may use the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communication devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVDs, and CD-ROMs if used as part of the distance learning course or program.”

The Mission of the Shelton State eLearning Program

The mission of the eLearning program at Shelton State is to expand the overall mission of Shelton State by providing students with more flexible learning opportunities. The eLearning program offers educational opportunities for students to pursue courses, certificates, and degrees remotely.



There are two types of eLearning courses— Online and Hybrid


Online course — at least 85% of instruction is delivered via Canvas (eLearning); at least two proctored activities required, one of which must be the final exam.

  • Example: ART 100 W01 (W indicates eLearning)
  • May include synchronous web conferencing
  • The syllabus must include which activities will be proctored

Hybrid Course — 51-84% of instruction delivered via Canvas (eLearning) with the balance face-to-face; at least two proctored activities required, one of which must be the final exam.

  • Example: ART 100 M01 (Hybrid courses will have the same section range as lecture classes, so it is important to pay attention to the schedule type. A note will also be added to indicate a hybrid course.)
  • May include synchronous web conferencing
  • The course schedule will show meeting dates, times, and location(s).
  • The syllabus must include class meeting dates (and times and locations, if different from the time listed in schedule).


eLearning courses are required to have at least two proctored assessments, one of which must be the final exam. All students are required to present a valid form of photo identification at the time of the proctored exam. Proctored exams may be administered on campus by the instructor, by Shelton State Community College Testing and Assessment, by a testing center affiliated with the National College Testing Association (NCTA), or through the College’s online proctoring system.


The College’s online proctoring system utilizes a webcam and secure browser to ensure proper student identification and a secure testing environment and must be completed using a desktop or laptop computer through the Google web browser.


No fees are charged to Shelton State students for proctored exams administered on campus by the instructor or the College’s testing lab. Fees may be charged for off campus proctoring services. Students are responsible for any fees associated with these services.