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For the Fall, under the guidance of State and County officials, and placing health and safety first, NCC will provide the majority of courses that can be instructed remotely or online in this format. Courses that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, including classes with lab components that cannot easily be replicated remotely, will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format following appropriate health and safety guidelines and procedures to maintain the safety of the NCC community.

Taking an Online Or Hybrid Class

At NCC, Blackboard is the learning management system that provides you with the online classroom. You access your course by first logging into the NCC Portal. Once you are logged in, click the NCConline icon in the Launchpad which will open Blackboard.  Once in Blackboard, click the name of your course.  

What Is An Online Course?

Online courses are classes in which the course content and instruction are delivered through the web using the Blackboard learning management system. Although you may not meet your instructor or classmates in person, you will get to know them very well and communicate frequently. The online classroom is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and you choose the time of day or evening to access your course. The course will follow a schedule that has a start and end date with assignment deadlines, and you must complete your work on time.

Course Activities may include

  • Participating in discussions 
  • Contributing to group projects
  • Taking quizzes or tests 
  • Reading articles and lecture notes 
 
  • Recording videos 
  • Practicing presentations 
  • Exploring web resources 
  • Doing research 
  • Watching videos

To learn more about what to expect when taking an online course, please view this video: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/r560r

What Is A Hybrid Course?

Hybrid courses combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning using the Blackboard learning management system. The coursework is evenly divided between on-campus classes and web-based learning activities. The demands of the course are the same as a traditional on-campus course. 

Hybrid = On-Campus + Online

  • 50% of the time you attend on-campus classes
  • 50% of the time you engage in web-based learning activities such as: 
    • Contributing to group projects 
    • Watching videos
    • Participating in discussions 
    • Taking quizzes or tests 
    • Reading articles and lecture notes 
    • Recording videos 
    • Practicing presentations 
    • Exploring web resources 
    • Doing research 
 

To learn more about what to expect when taking an online course, please view this video: kaltura.com/tiny/u2w8m

What you need to be successful in online and hybrid classes:

  • Be an active course participant 
  • Have solid time management skills 
  • Have effective communication skills 
  • Have the ability to use a computer and related technology efficiently 
  • Are self-motivated and self-disciplined 
  • Have the ability to learn independently yet work well with others 
  • Can set aside time each day or night to devote to your coursework

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