State University System of Florida

Florida Shines

We exist to empower all of Florida’s 20,000,000 residents to earn a college degree and find a bright career. Whether you’re in high school just starting to think about college or you’re already working and ready to earn or complete your degree, FloridaShines can help. We’ve got the resources and support you need.

Open Access Textbooks

The Florida Distance Learning Consortium is a network of all public (39) post secondary institutions in Florida that serve 1.3 million postsecondary students annually. This legislatively funded entity supports all institutions in their delivery of technology mediated learning through quarterly meetings, web services and resources including an online catalog of distance learning courses at and an emerging storehouse of learning content and open textbooks, The Orange Grove Repository.

Course Search

FloridaShines is a service of the State University System of Florida and the Florida College System that helps students find and register for distance learning courses.


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