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Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: 210-486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

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Center for Distance Learning - SLC 212

Center for Distance Learning Mission Statement
The Center for Distance Learning provides support services for students and faculty engaged in a variety of distance learning formats to ensure opportunities for student success.

Student Survey
        The Center for Distance Learning provides support for students taking online and hybrid classes. We offer face-to-face and online overviews on Instructure Canvas. An open computer lab is provided for students to access their classes. We also assist students with technical questions. In order for us to improve our services, please complete the survey.  


Free Student Resources

The Center for Distance Learning has put together a list of resources that will help students succeed in college.  Student resources include how to sync your ACES email to your phone, free MS Office 365,  online library, online tutoring, how to get your computer ready for classes, technical training and much more.  To get started click on student resources below.

Student Resources 

Helpful Information for Students

         Search for Classes DL FAQs     SPC Student Handbook  
  Enrollment Steps                     Bookstore             


Instructure Canvas

St. Philip's College uses Instructure Canvas (LMS) as the standard platform for delivery of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes. For more information about Canvas, see the Canvas Student Guide.  For faculty information on Canvas go to the Instructional Innovation Center website.

Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN)

To get a successful start with your online classes, first-time online students are required to complete the Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN 0001) course. This free, non-credit course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start.
Register for the self-paced, fully online OLRN course the same way as any other course. See the quick guide for steps on registering for the course.  Students can come in for assistance to complete the OLRN course. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m in SLC 212.  Summer hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Summer 2018
          * OLRN 0001-001 > CRN# 11206
          * OLRN 0001-018 > CRN# 12317 

Fall 2018
          * OLRN 0001-002 > CRN# 20457
          * OLRN 0001-003 > CRN# 20941
          * OLRN 0001-022 > CRN# 29320
          * OLRN 0001-023 > CRN# 29321


St. Philip’s College has been approved by Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

For more information, see the NC-SARA web site at

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Contact Information

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center
(SLC) 212

Center for Distance Learning
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Student Lab Hours

* Student Computer Lab is located in Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 213.

Day Time
Mon - Thurs   8 am - 12 pm
Fri - Sun  Closed

Note: Hours are subject to change.
For assistance, please go to SLC 212.

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