Student Resources for Online Classes

The resources listed on this page will provide you with information to help you get ready for taking online courses, and determine if online learning is right for you.

New to Distance Learning?


Distance Learning Jump Start Course

Learn the skills to be successful in distance learning classes. This self-paced lab is free, and it's available all year long! To self-enroll in the Jump Start Course review the following document, Jump Start Instructions.

What is the difference between CNM Learn and Blackboard?

The difference is nominal. Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) that powers CNM Learn and allows students to access course materials online. "CNM Learn" is the name used to identify CNM's unique instance of Blackboard and helps differentiate between other colleges who also use Blackboard as their LMS.

The Distance Learning Achievement Coach can help you create goals, learn new study skills and overcome obstacles.

Will be available Monday-Friday beginning at 8AM with the last request at 4:40PM. Check in here for more information.

How to get help

If you forget your username and/or password contact ITS at (505) 224-4357. If you need help with CNM Learn, our 24/7 online support phone is (888) 560-4927. You can also submit a help request online at:

Other Resources

Types of Online Courses

  • Online: 100% of course work is done online
  • Hybrid: 50% of coursework is done online and 50% is done face-to-face in the classroom
  • Blended: 51%-99% of coursework is done online; courses require some on campus sessions