Online Courses @ Tunxis Are:
Virtual courses that are conducted electronically through a Learning Management System (LMS) called Blackboard and have no regularly scheduled on-campus requirements.
Some people may refer to online courses as:online learning, online education, eLearning, distance learning, virtual learning, web-enhanced learning, or asynchronous learning courses, etc…
Online courses typically use a variety of asynchronous tools and applications to deliver content, facilitate instruction, and assess learning. They are ideal for students who like the digital environment, who cannot come to campus, or whose schedules prevent them from taking the traditional, on-campus, version of a course.
While most online courses do not require students to be online on any specific date or time, they do require regular weekly participation and have DUE dates specific to each unit, module or chapter that is covered. Students should balance their workload according to the course requirements specified by each individual instructor.
Online Courses @ Tunxis Are NOT:
- self-paced correspondence courses
- for everyone!
HYBR – The word Hybrid describes courses that combine face-to-face (on-campus), traditional classroom instruction with online learning. In hybrid courses, a portion of the course is conducted online resulting in the reduction of classroom seat-time. This method of delivery allows students flexibility with scheduling, while maintaining face-to-face contact with the instructor, which is typical of traditional courses.
OLCR – Online with Campus Requirement Courses are online courses with a campus requirement. The campus requirement generally means that students are required to come to campus for an orientation session or to complete assessments (exams). On campus requirement dates are defined in advance of the registration process.
Additional information can be found on the Help Desk page or by visiting the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Online Support Center.
For more information, contact Adrianne Dunham, Director of the Media Instructional Technologies Department.