For all courses, including distance learning courses, all students have access to the College’s learning management system, Canvas, which is provided by Instructure, Inc. Coastal Alabama Community College provides 24/7 Canvas Support access to employees and students for assistance with technical support issues. A Technology Services HelpDesk is also provided during published hours. In the event that a student does not have adequate Internet access from their home and lives within the College’s service area, the College is equipped to provide access to course curriculum from any of the College’s locations.
The College provides adequate funding for faculty, staff, services, and technological infrastructure to support the methodology of Distance Education through annual budget reviews and strategic planning for Distance Education. A portion of the technology fees that are collected based on credit hour production are used to fund the distance education budget. The budget is scalable as student enrollment and needs for services increase.