Welcome to Online Learning!

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COVID-19 concerns have affected colleges and universities across the country. Your health and that of those around you is at the forefront of changes we have put in place. Summer classes will open on June 21, 2021 and end on August 12, 2021.   Courses will be delivered via one of four methods: 

  • Face to Face - These courses will be offered entirely in a face-to-face format. Students will attend class at specified times and at a specified location.
  • Hybrid  - These courses will have some course material delivered online. Students will also attend class at specific times and at a specified location. About 50% of the course content, or more, is delivered face-to-face.
  • Remote, Virtual Instruction - These courses are 100% remote and exclude online courses. Students attend class sessions remotely at scheduled times (synchronously). There are no on-campus requirements. Students must be prepared to block class meeting times in their schedule and participate during those times.
  • Online - These courses consist of fully online (asynchronous) instruction & learning. Students participate via eLearning, SWOCC's Learning Management System. Students meet regular deadlines throughout the course, but can participate in the course based on their schedules. Synchronous class meetings are not required.

If you have not taken an online course before we hope the following information will help answer questions you may have during this time.

Stay up-to-date with Southwestern's response to COVID-19 at including campus access and other changes during this time.

What do I do first?

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When you registered for classes you received a Student ID# and Password. This is what you use to log in to myLakerLink. MyLakerLink is where you will find your course list*, access student email, and other resources while attending Southwestern. If you forget your password, please contact First Stop at (541) 888-7352 or for help.

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Next, login to your Campus Email. See instructions here: How to access Campus Email.pdf

Some instructors might require you to be at your computer at certain timesothers might not. These instructions may come to your campus email, or may be announced on the course page in eLearning.

*Courses appear under Quick Links in the eLearning Courses link on the Friday before the term starts!  Note - if you are using a mobile device (not recommended) you will need to click the arrow in the bottom left of your screen to open the link panel, and choose the Quick Links tab!

Where do I find help for online learning?

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  • Who to contact 
  • eLearning - Online Learning Quick Guide for getting started with online learning, including how to locate your courses.
  • How Online Learning Works where you will find short video tutorials that will help you see what our online courses look like.
  • We can assist with via email and screenshots, or schedule a meeting via Zoom.  In person appointments can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Tioga Room 323.
  • Student email should be checked daily for updates from your instructors. Contact information for your instructors can be found on the course syllabus for each of your classes. 
  • Online Tutoring is available via Zoom!
  • No cost/no credit Online Introduction Course - contact our online learning specialist at to be our short four-module Introduction Course.  This practice course will provide hands on experience!

Contact Information for Other Assistance

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To talk with an advisor Coos Campus: (541) 888-7405
To talk with an advisor at Curry Campus: (541) 813-1667  
To register for classes at Coos Campus: (541) 888-7352  
To register for classes at Curry Campus:   
Student housing: (541) 888-7635,  
Veterans Services: (541) 888-7236,  
Financial Aid: (541) 888-7324 and (541) 888-1617, 
eLearning Technical support:

For myLakerLink password assistance: 

  • Coos Campus First Stop at (541) 888-7352
  • Curry Campus First Stop at (541) 813-1667