If you are interested in resources for remote instruction due to COVID-19, please visit CAT's REMOTE TEACHING RESOURCES.

This page provides general information about online course policies and resources at UCLA. If you are interested in learning more about UCLA's support for Online Instruction, please contact Online Teaching and Learning at [email protected]

Course Approvals

Undergraduate Fully Online Course Approval Policy: New undergraduate fully online courses must be approved by the Undergraduate Council.

GE Governance Committee: Online courses can fulfill GE requirements, and the application process is the same for brick-and-mortar and online courses. 

Diversity Requirement Committees: The College, Arts and Architecture, and School of Music each have diversity requirements, and there is an application process for new courses.

University Policies, Procedures and Resources

UCLA Schedule of Classes: Choose "Online Classes" in the search criteria to see a full list of the online courses offered in a given quarter.

Summer Sessions - Online CoursesScores of online courses are offered in the summer, including GEs, major/minor requirements, and upper division electives in various subject areas.

University of California Office of the President Innovative Learning Technology InitiativeILTI is designed to meet UC campus needs for high quality online courses; the program includes funding opportunities, instructional design staff, and coordination of cross-campus enrollment. 

University of California Cross-Campus Enrollment Portal for StudentsCourses offered through the ILTI program are available to students throughout the UC system. This site gives a full catalog of the offering and instructions for enrolling. Additional instructions for UCLA students can be found on the Registrar's site.

UCLA Library: Provides research pedagogy support such as collection use in an online environment, alternative and Open Education Resources, copyright guidance. Useful links in Research and Teaching Support include the Affordable Course Materials Initiative, teaching consultations and assignment design, and information about copyright. The Libraries also houses the Digital Library Collections, which provides for the storage and dissemination of digital objects, including text, images, audio, and video in their various digital manifestations and combinations.

Programs and Offices Across Campus

Anderson School of Management Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) FLEXAn executive MBA program that offers an innovative, hybrid scheduling option that blends online and on-campus learning environments.

Center for the Advancement of Teaching: CAT offers a range of services geared to helping instructors realize their instructional vision. Services include course design, TA training, a media lab, assessment, BruinCast lecture capture, Audio Visual Services, and a variety of instructional workshops. 

Center for Educational Assessment: A division of CAT, the CEA provides comprehensive institutional support to help faculty identify workable assessment strategies that facilitate the development of academic programs, quality of instruction, student learning, internal and external grant funding, and research publications.

Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the SciencesCEILS serves as a clearinghouse for the education tools and assessment resources instructors need to engage in effective, validated teaching practices that promote student learning, create inclusive classrooms, and retain highly-qualified students in Life and Physical Sciences majors.

Office of Information Technology: By providing updates on policy and strategies, suggesting instructional technologies and options, and identifying campus resources, the Office of Information Technology offers departments and faculty guidance, collaboration and coordination to help shepherd the online process.

School of Engineering: Master of Science in Engineering Online: Program represents specialized areas of study offered by departments, or broader schoolwide areas of study such as systems engineering.

School of Theater, Film and Television Professional ProgramsOffers graduate-level non-degree courses modeled after TFT's M.F.A. degrees, including fully online programs in screenwriting, writing for television, and producing. 

UCLA ExtensionUCLA Extension offers one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers, including "X" or "XL" courses transferable for UCLA regular academic credit.

Campus Technology Support Units

Common Collaboration and Learning Environment: CCLE is the campuswide Moodle-based learning management system. The CCLE web site provides specific assistance for instructors on using the campus learning management system.

Each school and division has a local technology support group that maintains and supports CCLE and local courses. As the campus continues to develop more online and hybrid courses, the local support groups are an important partner in these collaborative efforts.