The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered every aspect of life across the world. The global economy, health care systems, social life and most importantly education have all been affected. The severity of the virus forced students, educators, and all other non-essential workers to confine to their respective homes to limit the spread of the virus. Many states have enacted curfew laws, restaurants and grocery stores have established new rules and regulations, and teachers are obliged to alter their teaching pedagogy from the face physical walls of the classroom [face-to-face learning] to web-based distance learning. The resulted massive exposure towards web-based learning is well administered by institutions with previous competency while other institutions find it difficult to operate remotely. This communication briefly examines the nature of web-based learning caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic.