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Distance Learning



Welcome to SIPI Distance Learning


SIPI offers distance education classes via online instruction (Brightspace), and to its Distance Education (DE) sites (Alamo, Santo Domingo, San Felipe) via Zoom. Online courses, and those using Zoom, maintain the same educational standards as those of a traditional classroom setting. The difference is in the flexibility, convenience, and accessibility for those learners who want to take classes but may be unable to do so by coming to SIPI’s campus.



  • Online

- Online students should have daily access to a computer and the Internet (from home, work, or a community site).

- Students should plan to spend three to five hours each week online, and an hour a day (or more) studying for each online course.


  • Two-way Video Conferencing - Zoom

- Students in courses using Zoom technology, must have regular access to a videoconferencing site in their home community or, in some cases, a computer/tablet with internet connectivity, during the days and times the class meets.

- Students should plan to attend each class session and spend several hours each week studying for each class.


  • Learning Management System - Brightspace

- Brightspace is the learning management system (LMS) SIPI utilizes. Brightspace is used for posting of assignments, taking tests/quizzes, to view posted class content, etc.

- Students taking online/classes at a DE site will receive login information for Brightspace during the Distance Education Orientation held before the start of the trimester, or will need to contact the Brightspace Administrator.




For Students





Student Resources
Instructor Resources




Distance Education Office

For registration, course enrollment, and other assistance, contact:

Michael Samudio
Instructional Systems Specialist
[email protected]


Brightspace Support
For Brightspace learning management system support, students should contact their instructor first. Refer to your course syllabus for instructor contact information.
If your instructor is not available, contact:

Michael Samudio

See above for contact information



Other contacts

IT Support

For Zoom technical support, SIPI e-mail support, SIPI network login support, contact:

IT HelpDesk

IT Help Desk Ticket
505-922-6503 (SIPI IT HelpDesk)

Early Childhood Education 

For Academic Advisement, Early Childhood Education Program, contact:

Dr. Danielle Lansing
Coordinator/Instructor, ECED

[email protected]

SIPI Admissions

To apply for admission to SIPI, contact:


Joesph Carpio
Director of Admissions/Financial Aid

[email protected]