Online and Blended Courses for Winter 2023

Online Courses Winter 2023

Following are the online courses offered for this semester. 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.

If you are registering for an online or blended course for the first time at MCCC, you must also complete the Online Orientation (ONL-001) prior to the start of the semester. You will be automatically enrolled into the Online Orientation within 5 days of registering in your online course(s). Failure to complete the required Online Orientation may result in de-registration from your online courses. Please contact the eLearning and Instructional Support Office at 734.384.4328 or elearning@monroeccc.edu for more information.

Please Note: Brightspace access for online courses begins the first day of the semester after 9 a.m.,

Online Course Information/Requirements documents will be posted below as they become available, check back often.

courses to be determined.... check back for course listings in November 2022.


Blended Courses Winter 2023

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. 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..

Blended Course Information/Requirements documents will be posted below as they become available, check back often.

courses to be determined.... check back for course listings in November 2022.

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.
**Use Brightspace System Check to ensure your browser is compatible.

Additional Software (Highly Recommended):

  • Microsoft Office 2019
  • 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 sheets above, for course specific requirements.

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

Myth 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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.