Online classes are similar to traditional face-to-face classes in that there is a real instructor and fellow students.¬† There are grades, assignments, textbooks, lectures, readings, quizzes and tests along with due dates.¬† The main difference is that instead of meeting in a classroom, students “access” their class via a web site.¬† Distance Learning classes are NOT independent study.¬† There is a weekly schedule, so¬†the student needs to access the class a few times during the week to participate in discussions, see announcements and view changes.¬†¬†Many online courses will require the student to come to the campus for tests.¬†Communication for online classes is through email, discussions and chats. Additional information (if provided by professor) is available under the semester offerings link.
ONLINE: A course where all instruction traditionally provided in class is replaced with instruction online. However, an online course may require an in-person student orientation and/or proctored test/assignment.
Just prior to the start of the semester/session an¬†email to your @student.ccm.edu account¬† is sent to registered Distance Learning students. All students (including visiting) have a CCM email account. ¬† It will contain important information about logging onto Blackboard and general orientation information.¬† Remember, courses are not available for login until the first day of the term.