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Learning Resources

Dean - Mr. James Glapa-Grossklag (661) 362-3632
     Administrative Assistant - Mr. Jacob Cable (661) 362-3686

Associate Dean, Learning Resources and TLC Director - Ms. Mojdeh Mahn (661) 362-3346
Educational Administrator, TLC Assistant Director - Ms. October Ryan (661) 362-3172

Edcuational Administrator, Online Education Director - Ms. Joy Shoemate (661) 362-3603

Head Librarian - Mr. Peter Hepburn (661) 362-3758

The mission of the School of Learning Resources is to increase student success and completion by providing academic services and resources to all students in all delivery formats, as well as to support faculty innovation through the sound use of educational technology and academic support services.


  • Distance Education comprises the fastest growing delivery mode in California Community College (CCCs). In order to provide access to all students and to comply with federal and state law, some components of distance education classes may need to provide captioning or transcriptions.

    The Distance Education Captioning and Transcription grant (DECT) provides CCCs with funding for live and synchronous captioning and transcription as a means of enhancing the access of all students to distance education courses. Further, the DECT promotes and supports awareness of available funding as a means to support faculty efforts to develop high-quality, media-rich distance learning courses.


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  • The library provides an abundance of print and electronic resources to support learning as well as space for individual study and group collaboration. The librarians and library staff are available at all times the library is open to answer questions and to enable access to materials. 

    Need Help? Talk to a Librarian!

    Live Reference Assistance (See hours of availability below.) 

    Talk Live via Zoom

    Or you can call by phone 1-669-900-6833 or 1-346-248-7799 and enter meeting ID 94414799125

    Live Reference Assistance Hours

    Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-7:00PM

    Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM

    Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

    The library has many other resources available to you remotely including

    We will continue to monitor the situation. Please be aware there will be no overdue materials during the closure.

  • Zero Textbook Cost textbooks, known as ZTC textbooks or OER (Open Educational Resources) for short, are digital textbooks available for free to students.

    Many instructors at College of the Canyons have chosen to use these textbooks in their classrooms to cut educational costs for students. As textbook prices rise, more and more courses are utilizing ZTC textbooks to provide a free alternative to traditional textbooks.

    You can take classes with free textbooks! Classes that use ZTC textbooks are listed in the class schedule. To enroll in a class without any textbook fees, open the class schedule and check the box, “Search for ZTC sections.” There is a textbook icon with a slashed money sign beneath the box. Once you’ve checked this box, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page to generate the class sections with no textbooks costs. You can click on a class section to verify that it is a ZTC textbook course. There will be a note explaining that the class uses a no-cost digital textbook.


  • Taking advantage of technology, online education allows students to complete courses outside a face-to-face classroom setting by completing course lessons, activities, assignments, discussions and exams online.


    Get to Know Your Online Classroom  

    Read Your Instructor's Orientation Letter   

    Learn the difference between Online & OnlineLIVE


    Log into Canvas: 

    • Username: The same as your MyCanyons username (example jdsmith)


    College of the Canyons is committed to supporting students as we move in-classroom instruction to remote-learning platforms. Your success is important to us, and we want to support you in any way we can. Please see the links below for the student & faculty/staff support and resources during the transition:

    Student Faculty/Staff


  • The Learning Center (TLC) is a FREE tutoring resource which is dedicated to providing current COC students with individualized and group tutoring support in math, writing, computer science, chemistry, physics, history, psychology, languages, and more!

    Whether your goal is to earn a certificate, associate's degree, transfer, or enhance job skills, our tutors are here to help you enhance your skills and knowledge to reach your academic goals.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to continue providing remote tutoring support via Zoom.  Click the link below to get started, and be sure to have your COC Student ID# ready.

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