For in-depth information about what it's like to take online courses and how to succeed in them, check out the interactive Online Student Readiness Tutorials.
To find out if online classes are right for you, answer the questions in the "Is Online Learning For Me?" questionnaire.
Online students attend virtual classes via the Internet in a system called Blackboard.
Instructional methods in an online class can be just as varied as those in a traditional face-to-face classes. Some courses require you to attend an on-campus orientation or to take tests on campus.
Before beginning an online class it is advised that you refer to the Schedule of Classes for any special instruction.
Hybrid classes are sometimes referred to as “blended” classes because the class is taught partially in a traditional face-to-face environment and partially online via Blackboard.
The days, times, and location where you will be required to meet on campus will be listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Instructors who teach traditional face-to-face classes may utilize Blackboard or other online resources to supplement their traditional classes. These are NOT hybrid classes and will be listed in the Schedule of Classes as traditional on-campus courses.
Individual instructors will inform students in class whether materials will be made available within their Blackboard container and whether use of other online tools, such as discussion boards or online testing, are required.