The Distance Learning Office provides instructional support for students, faculty, and staff participating in e-learning environments.

Online Learning at HCC

Information on how to resolve questions about a particular online course is available in the course’s syllabus. 

Information on HCC’s fully online programs is available through the program contact.

Information on which courses are provided online each semester is available under Students > Course Schedules

Log In to Moodle

Moodle is HCC’s online learning management system. It can be accessed by selecting the image below and through links provided in other HCC portals.

Moodle Login

When to Access Courses

New student accounts are generated within 24-48 hours after registering for classes.

Several student resource “courses” will be available upon login.

All courses will be visible at 8:00 AM on the course’s start date. Course start dates vary, so be sure to check course schedules in WebAdvisor.

Resources for Online Learners

Watch brief how-to videos: Using Moodle: Video Tutorials

View Online Course Expectations prior to registering for online courses.

Meet technical requirements (computer specifications) prior to taking online courses: Recommended Hardware and Software

Be advised: Online learning requires technology proficency and time management skills beyond that of a seated class.

Courses in Moodle look like this:

course view

Hours and Contact Information

Distance Learning Staff is available in person and by phone 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Monday -Friday. The HelpDesk’s email is and is checked and returned weekend afternoons. (note: The office is closed Fall Break, Spring Break and all-campus holidays.)

For assistance with Moodle and online class-related needs, contact Distance Learning at (828) 627-4619 or email:

To register for classes, contact your advisor or the department assistant for your program of study.

To apply to HCC, you may apply online or contact Student Services at (828) 627-4500.

For issues with HCC's WebAdvisor, Email login, or Office 365, contact the IT Help Desk at (828) 565-4009.

If you are unsure if online learning is a good fit for your educational plan and technical skill level, please view "Are Online Courses Right for Me?" .

Partner Organizations:

Distance Learning

  • Cheryl Fulghum
    Distance Learning, Coordinator
    Phone number: 565-4280
    Office/building: 209, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Ken Hipps
    Instructional Technology Specialist
    Phone number: 565-4082
    Office/building: 242, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Marc Lehmann
    Instructional Technology Specialist
    Phone number: 565-4025
    Office/building: 210, Freedlander Learning Center