What textbooks are required for online learning? Follow Textbooks for Online Classes Just like any other college course, a textbook may be required. Textbooks can be purchased from the Mission College Bookstore or through a number of online outlets. Read Canvas FAQs Related articles Are online courses self-paced? Are online courses accepted for credit at all California universities? Does every online course have an on-campus orientation? What is General Education (GE)? Can students taking online courses qualify for financial aid?