Distance Education
Online Learning at Cabrillo

Online learning lets you access programs and courses that might have otherwise been inaccessible or highly inconvenient. Cabrillo College is committed to supporting students seeking flexible options to learn. Your success online is important to us, and we will strive to help you any way we can. This page is dedicated to showing you the resources for your distance education at Cabrillo. Cabrillo uses Canvas learning management system (LMS) for all online courses. To login to Cabrillo Canvas learning management system, you will need your username and password.

Going virtual doesn't mean you have to go it alone!

Steps to Get Started

Preparing for Online Learning
Search for Online Classes
  1. Not sure what to take? Meet with a Counselor to get started.

  2. The Catalog also contains degree requirements.

  3. Find the class you want in Self-Service and view available sections

  4. Be sure to click on the individual section of the course you want to take and read the "Additional Information" notes to find out exactly how and when the class will meet.

  5. If you are already enrolled at Cabrillo, use your College ID and password to register

  6. Not enrolled yet? We can help you. Apply and Register

Can't find the course you need to fill out your schedule? Select a class from the thousands of online courses at California Community Colleges. Visit the California Virtual Campus. Find online transfer degrees and certificates.

Getting Support with Your Distance Education Learning Journey

Computer Technology Center (CTC)
Tutoring and Counseling Centers
  • The Watsonville Integrated Learning Center offers online tutoring and counseling services, including bilingual tutoring for Math, Writing, Spanish and a Virtual Study Space.

  • Online tutoring is also available through the HUB's Tutoring Center. The HUB offers tutoring in a variety of topics through the Tutoring Center (TC) and online tutoring is available via Canvas.

Computer and Learning Centers

Get help with course subjects, including writing papers, math assistance, and computer classes.

Centers are located in both Aptos and Watsonville.

Frequently Asked Questions About Distance Education at Cabrillo

To receive an Associate's Degree, you must complete the General Education requirements in addition to courses offered in your major. See the Catalog for degree requirements. Additional courses are required to meet admission requirements to the CSU and UC. Counselors are available to help you make good choices about programs. Appointments can be scheduled with a Counselor by calling (831) 479-6274.

Students who are registered or waitlisted for classes in the current semester will have access to Canvas. The username and password for Canvas are managed in WebAdvisor. Your seven-digit college ID number is the username. Be sure to include all of the leading zeros on your college ID number when you log in. For example, 0001234 would work, but 1234 would not. 

  • Students who are waitlisted for classes will have access to Canvas courses in read only mode. Most instructors open their Canvas course the week before classes. See the Schedule of Classes or Self-Service for late starting courses.

  • If the instructor has room in the class, they will issue an add authorization in Self-Service so you can officially register. There may be up to a one-hour delay from the time that you register in Self-Service to the time when you are added to the class in Canvas.

  • Once you are added to the class, your role in Canvas changes from "Observer" to "Student" and you can interact with course assignments.

  • Your course will appear on the Canvas Dashboard if you are registered or waitlisted for the course. The course may not be published by the instructor yet. Generally, instructors publish their courses the week before the term begins. Contact the Computer Technology Center if you don't see the course by the first day of classes.