Thomas Jefferson University

Distance Learning Support

Jefferson offers a number of online courses in nearly every department and for Continuing Medical Education. The Jefferson College of Nursing and the Jefferson College of Health Professions, Occupational Therapy offer entire advanced-degree programs online. To see if your field of interest is available, select the college from the University's homepage and then choose the appropriate department.

Quick Facts

  • Online programs at Jefferson typically use the University's course management system, Canvas. Access to online courses will typically begin the first day of class regardless of how far in advance you may register.
  • Most Jefferson faculty use either Collaborate or Zoom to facilitate synchronous sessions (lecture and/or online office hours.)
  • Distance learning students have all of the same library access, borrowing privileges and support as on-campus students. This includes full-text access to most of the Library's journals and many textbooks. Students also receive 20 free document requests for articles in resources the library doesn't have available online. Library reference librarians are available by email and instant messaging.
  • Faculty development and support for distance-learning technologies is available from Academic Commons' Educational Technologies Support group. Contact Educational Technologies at