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 Online/Blended Learning FAQs

Online/Blended Learning FAQs

  1. What is Online learning?
  2. Where can I find the Online classes?
  3. What does a student need to take a class online?
  4. Is online learning for everyone?
  5. How long do I have to finish an online class?
  6. Do I ever need to show up on campus to take an online class?
  7. How many and what classes are offered online?
  8. Who monitors the online classes?
  9. Do students get the same information / content in an online class that another student would get in an on-campus class?
  10. How do I register for an online class?
  11. Who can I contact for more information?

Q. What is Online learning? top
A. In its simplest form, online learning is accessing the Internet, reading the computer screen, and sending assignments in to be graded. NWTC offers content, communication with the instructor and classmates, testing, and student tracking - all online.

Q. Where can I find the Online class site? top
A. https://blackboard.nwtc.edu

Q. What does a student need to take a class online? top

  1. Access to the Internet
  2. A computer or access to a computer
  3. Be registered for the class

Q. Is online learning for everyone? top
A. Not necessarily, there are many different learning styles. Online learning takes a self-motivated, self-directed individual with good reading and comprehension skills. When taking an online class, students do not have anyone there to make sure they are doing the work.

Q. How long do I have to finish an online class? top
A. Your end date for you class is listed on your student study sheet. In most cases it is the end of the semester, unless otherwise noted. You will also want to check your class syllabus once the class starts for more detail on timelines and due dates. Please contact your instructor with any questions.

Q. Do I ever need to show up on campus to take an online class? top
A. Some do, most don't. Some classes require students to take tests in a proctored situation. The selection of the site can be worked out with your instructor.

Q. How many and what classes are offered online? top
A. This will vary from semester to semester. To get an up-to-date listing of available classes, visit our web page.

Q. Who monitors the online classes? top
A. Every class has an instructor who facilitates the class. The instructor is responsible for student/teacher and student/student discussion, answer student questions, and review and correct student tests and assignments.

Q. Do students get the same information / content in an online class that another student would get in an on-campus class? top
A. All online classes meet the same competencies that the on-campus classes meet. Some activities and assignments are reworked for the Internet, but they still meet the same competencies.

Q. How do I register for an online class? top
A . Registering for an online class is the same as registering for any other class - Phone-in, walk-in, Online, and mail-in.

Q. Who can I contact for more information? top
A. More Questions? Contact Enrollment Services at 1-888-385-6982 or more.info@nwtc.edu.