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Online and Blended Courses for Winter 2019

An online course delivers instruction in an entirely Web-based format. Some exams and assignments may be required at authorized locations as established by the instructor.

Following are the online courses offered for this semester. All classes have an additional $75.00 lab fee. Students should check the course requirements pages below and follow the instructions specific to each class. If required, be sure to contact the instructor before the deadline date. Please Note: some online classes require occasional attendance on campus for meetings/testing. New to online courses, visit the eLearning Web page for more information on logging into Brightspace and your computer set up requirements for using blackboard! 

* Please Note: Brightspace access for online courses begins the first day of the semester after 9:00 a.m.
**follow course title for complete course information page
Online Courses Winter 2019 ~ check back often for course information postings
check back in November 2018 for the course listing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Blended Courses Winter 2019

A blended course blends face-to-face classroom instruction with a significant amount of Web-based instruction. The class schedule in these courses will require the student to come to the MCCC campus as established by the instructor.

Following are the blended courses offered for this semester. All classes have an additional $75 lab fee. Students should carefully read and follow the instructions specific to each class below. If required, be sure to contact the instructor before the deadline date. Please Note: Blended courses require attendance on campus for meetings/testing.
  

 
 
 
 

General Information

There are many benefits of online courses at MCCC:

• Less restrictive scheduling
• Convenience
• Intensive self-study
• Course materials are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Some students struggle in an online format. Other students excel. Students who excel in an online format:

• Are highly self-motivated
• Have strong computer skills
• Possess good time management skills
• Know how to study independently
• Possess good communication skills

Online classes at MCCC utilize Brightspace (Web-based course management system) communication tools, such as email, discussion boards and chats to interact with the instructor and other students.

Online classes at MCCC are not self-paced. Students must complete exams, assignments, etc. by specified due dates. Please see the college’s website for more Brightspace information.

Hardware and Software

Browser Requirements:
• Google Chrome (latest version)
• Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
• Safari (latest version)
• Internet Explorer (latest version)
• Edge (latest version)

**Enable browser JavaScript and Cookies.
**Install Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater.
**Use Brightspace System Check to ensure your browser is compatible.

Additional Software (Highly Recommended):

• Microsoft Office 2016
• Adobe Reader (latest version)
Other System Requirements (Highly Recommended):
• High speed or broadband Internet connection.

Additional course-specific technology may be required; see online course information at:
http://www.monroeccc.edu/online-courses.htm

Myths About Online Courses

Myth 1: Online classes are easier. Online classes are not easier than a traditional class; they are just presented in a different format. For some people, online classes can be more difficult because of the extensive reading and time management skills necessary to be successful.

Myth 2:
Online classes do not follow a regular schedule. In reality, online classes follow a very similar schedule as a traditional class. Assignments, tests and other projects and assessments have due dates.

Myth 3: Online students never have to come to campus. To the contrary, online students may have to come to campus for an orientation, testing, presentations, etc. Please refer to online course information for specific requirements.

Myth 4:
I can “hide” and remain anonymous in an online course. Actually, online classes require regular online discussions and other interactions.

Myth 5:
Malfunctioning computer, email, etc. are acceptable excuses for late work. Students have many options to continue working online should their main systems malfunction. Students are expected to use the email address assigned to them by MCCC and must find other means of keeping up with online coursework (e.g., using a computer in a campus lab or at a public
library).

Myth 6:
Students are taught how to use a computer in an online class. Students are expected to have basic computer skills prior to taking an online class. An online student should be comfortable using the Internet, word processing software and emailing with attachments.

Myth 7:
Procrastination in an online class is okay. Because there are regular lessons and due dates, it is essential that online students are able to keep a regular schedule. Procrastination in an online course can negatively impact an online student’s success.

It is essential that students use their MCCC student email account. This will be the primary means of email communication between you and your instructor. For more information about activating your MCCC student email account, the college’s homepage at: www.monroeccc.edu.