Taking an online course means more than reading and submitting assignments. It is both a rewarding and challenging way of learning. Although you may not meet your instructor or classmates in person, you will get to know them very well and communicate frequently. Taking an online course is a dynamic experience that may involve discussions, group projects, peer review, chats, blogging, and more. 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 start and end dates with assignment deadlines, and you must complete your work on time. You need to be able to work independently as well as collaborate with your classmates. You need to be self-disciplined and diligent about your work and your online participation.
Read this article to gain a better understanding of how an online class works:
The Anatomy of an Online Course
At NCC, Blackboard Learn 9 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. You will see the Course Menu on the left-hand side that is your doorway to the course content that appears on the right hand side.
More questions? Take this brief survey to see if online learning is right for you:
Self-Evaluation for Potential Online Students