Interactive Video Courses
A videoconferencing system utilizes real time audio and video between instructor and students. These courses are offered to a distant site or sites. Depending on arrangements with other sites, students may attend classes on campus or at a distant site.
Students at external sites will receive instruction via PAC Videoconferencing equipment.
An internet course is a course in which the course content and instruction is delivered via the internet. Each semester, Palo Alto College offers internet courses for almost each discipline. Students will use varying arrangements of their own computers or the PAC open computer labs to access course information. On-campus class attendance varies with the instructor. Students should have knowledge of utilizing a computer keyboard and the navigation of the World Wide Web.
You must contact your instructor by the first day of class to receive course details.
Internet Course Schedule
To access your online course, you must login to ACES.
Instructors are using ACES to post information regarding their classes. Internet orientations, websites, and access to Canvas are accessible via ACES. To receive your course material, please follow these steps:
- Log into ACES
- Click on the "My Courses" tab and choose the current semester.
- Click on the class link. The link will lead you to class information posted by the instructor OR into the Canvas introduction page for your course.
Palo Alto College offers a variety of telecourses each semester. Telecourses allow students to earn credit for college courses by viewing video programs that can be checked out from the Palo Alto College library or purchased from the campus bookstore. Telecourses are of the same academic quality, credit, transferability, and cost as on-campus courses. Students register for these courses as they do for other classes.
Students who register for telecourses should expect to:
- attend a mandatory orientation session;
- view assigned video programs once a week;
- follow the instructor's syllabus;
- complete textbook and other assignments; and
- take exams on campus.