There are many advantages to incorporating online courses into your education, including the convenience and the self-confidence you build through achieving goals independently.
Online and on-campus courses have the same:
Online courses are different from on-campus courses because:
You will access your course materials, activities, communication with peers and faculty, and your grades using a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari) with a login id and password.
Consider the time you spend in the classroom and out of it for an on-campus course and plan to spend that same amount (~9 hours) for online courses. Your course may include reading a textbook or other readings, watching videos, and engaging in discussions or similar. You may also have assignments, quizzes, exams, and other typical activities.
Your instructor will provide course materials and activities for you through the LMS. These materials might be in the form of text documents, PowerPoint presentations, videos, or other online learning activities and resources. You might be required to use a discussion board, upload assignments as attachments, and take tests and quizzes online. How the course is designed will vary with the instructor and the subject.
For academic information on a course, please e-mail the instructor of the course (as noted in the schedule of courses) or contact the department that is offering the course.
To learn more about distance learning at CCRI and to ensure that you're fully prepared, visit the Orientation page. If you're ready to begin now, you can search for courses from the Course Offerings page.