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Online courses are developed and taught by the same faculty teaching on campus. Normally, one professor will teach both a campus and online section of a course at the same time, so students can receive the same education experience.
Admission requirements are identical for online and on-campus students. For full admission details, visit the
section of the Alamo Colleges website.
Online students need to feel comfortable using a computer and have basic email, office, and Web-surfing skills. If they use a computer at work or at home, they should be able to successfully participate in any distance learning course. For technical support details, visit the Technical Helpsection of the Current Students page.
online course can be accessed through Northeast Lakeview College’s website, and students have the ability to access their courses on a 24/7 basis. Online students start and end the college semester at the same time
as on-campus students, but they have the flexibility of deciding when during the
week they want to study their lessons. There are due dates, mostly by week, that students must follow in order to stay on track with the online course.
communication channels such as email, discussion boards, chat rooms, and web
conferencing, students regularly talk and develop a rapport with professors and
fellow classmates. In fact, many of our distance students say they participate
more in their online classes than they did as on-campus students.
depends on the course. Any course that requires you to go to campus has made
adequate note of such in the course description in the course information text.
You can find that information at the time you register for
the course. Some instructors require that you come to the college for testing,
group work, speeches and other learning activities.
are often divided into project teams to virtually work on projects and
assignments — similar to the real workplace. Distance learning students, who are often
geographically separated, employ the same tools used to deliver the course (e.g., online discussion forums) to meet virtually instead. However, students
could choose to meet together at the same time and place.
As part of the Alamo Colleges' initiative to improve student success, it now requires online students to participate in a new security system. As an online student you will be asked to create a biometric password using a tool called BioSig-ID, and this password cannot be replicated by anyone but you.
This new software system is used to verify a students’ ID using just their mouse, touchpad, stylus or touch screen. No special hardware or software downloads are necessary. This identification technology is from a company called Biometric Signature ID (BSI). Verifying student identification is a new mandate from the federal government that all institutions must comply with to meet this standard.
During the first week of class (or equivalent for Flex courses) and throughout certain times during your online course, your instructor will be asking you to verify your identity as an assignment. You will follow the instructions to enroll and verify your identity. Key highlights are:
If you are new to Internet courses, you are required to enroll in a free Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN-0001) mini-course prior to the start of the term. The orientation takes about 90 minutes to complete, and you can choose to participate online or sign up to attend an on-campus session.
The purpose of this orientation is to prepare you for the online learning environment. It contains:
You will also complete a series of five activities to show your proficiency in the related online tasks. In order to receive credit, you must complete all of the activities prior to the start of the semester and achieve a score of 85 or higher.
Academic Program Coordinator
Academic Program SpecialistDesirae Perryman
Instructional DesignerJerryl Lowe
Library (NLIB 306)Phone:(210) 486-5372 Fax:(210) 486-9181Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
OLRN-0001 On-Campus Session: Registration Form
First time taking an Internet course? Get oriented by registering for the Orientation to Online Learning mini-course.
Canvas Orientation for On-Campus Students: Registration Form
Interested in learning more about Canvas? Sign up for our quick orientation that will introduce you to the LMS.
Distance Learning Faculty LibGuide
Online teaching resources for DL faculty
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