About Distance Education

Distance Education (DE) courses are equivalent to on-campus courses except that 85% or more of the course work is completed through an online learning management system, called Eagle Online.

How to access online courses and mandatory orientations

Welcome Students.  Remember, your online orientations are mandatory for each section. To access them, simply click on the links under course resources.


Complete the AskDE form if you have any registration or advising needs or need to leave a complaint that DE can assist with. Please know we are working hard and will respond to this form in the order in which it is received. Response time is 1-12 business hours. Thank you for your patience.

Advising & Registration Session

Ever first-time college or transfer student with fewer than 12-semester credit hours who is enrolling in HCC credit courses is required to attend an Advising and Registration Session. Find registration information under Student Services.

Logging into Eagle Online

Currently the Distance Education classes are on two systems and the log-ins are different for each. Find out which system to use.

This fall semester DE is using two different systems: 

  1. Eagle Online 1.9
  2. Eagle Online 2

You must go to the DE Orientation to find which system will be used for your course(s). Once there, click on the Go to Class Room button for each course the day the class begins. You might have classes on both servers. Do not assume that the course materials are in the same place or on the same system as the last semester.

It is important to know which system your course(s) is on, because the log-in instructions are different.

Eagle Online 1.9 Log-in information

The link to this system is: http://hccs1.mrooms3.net
Use the latest version of Firefox with this system.

The initial log-in for this system is the same HCC User ID used for Online Registration (i.e. W003456789). If you don't know your ID, you can retrieve it here.

The default Eagle Online 1.9 password at the beginning of the term for new accounts is: "distance". If you have previously used Eagle Online, use the password that you previously created. This password is independent of your Online Registration (PeopleSoft) password. You will be required to change your password when you first log in.

Eagle Online 2 Log-in information

The link to this system is: http://eo2.hccs.edu  Use the latest version of Firefox with this system.

The log-in for this system is the same ID and password as your HCC Active Directory (AD) and HCC Student Email username/password. (Note: This username/password is also used to log-on to computers and printers at the HCC campuses and get online tutoring assistance).

If you have never used your HCC student email, you must claim your account here before using it. Select Student Claim Policy from the drop-down menu and then follow instructions.

You will be required to change the password for this account every 120 days. To do this, without IT Help Desk support, you will need to set up your challenge questions/responses. The responses to your challenge questions are stored securely.  Once answered correctly, you will be able to reset your password on your own.

If you cannot claim your email or cannot reset your password, call the HCC IT Help Desk at (713) 718-8800, option 1, for AD / Email assistance.


Students: Your Eagle ID is your key to HCC

Feb 13, 2014

Your HCC Eagle ID is your log-in to most of your student services.

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DE Testing Locations

Nov 7, 2013

(Not all classes test on campus or at these locations, check your syllabus for the testing schedule)

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