What is eLearning FAQ
What is eLearning?
eLearning involves the use of one or more educational technologies to overcome barriers of timing and/or location. If a student cannon come to Delta College campus to attend a traditionally scheduled class, eLearning is an option that offers select courses in a web-based format. You can access your syllabus, get announcements from your instructor, talk about assignments on the discussion board, and complete assignments and tests (if available online).
What are the technologies used for eLearning?
We have three options for eLearning; 1. INET – Internet delivered but can have on campus testing, 2. CNET – Meets on certain dates through the semester, 3. SNET – Delivered entirely over the Internet. The classes meet online with the instructor during a specified time and day each week. Using Delta's MyPortal you have access to your course, course content and communications.
How Can I Learn More About eLearning?
Visit us today on campus located at J102 if you have any questions or suggestions. You may also call us at (989) 686-9401, Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or Friday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Can I Take Courses From Other Colleges?
Yes. Delta Community College is one of 28 community colleges in Michigan. Students in any of these colleges may take courses from the other colleges. Courses that originated at other Michigan Community Colleges can often be applied to your Delta College degree. To view a list of available courses, go to http://mccvlc.org and follow the website instructions for registration.
Is eLearning Right For Me?
eLearning is not for everyone. Skills required for eLearning are being motivated, self-disciplined and have good time management skills to be successful in eLearning courses. Organization is essential too and having the ability to be a self-directed learner. Take the self test to see if eLearning is right for you. Here is a quick breakdown to see if eLearning is good for you.
- You often get things done ahead of time without needing to be reminded.
- You are in independent learner who can figure out instructions on your own.
- You understand basic computer skills and are comfortable with technology.
- You need to take this class for a degree, job or other important reason.
What are the Advantages of eLearning?
Students who require flexible learning schedules or who cannot come to traditional campus classes on a regular basis may find that eLearning courses meet their needs. In many instances instructors in eLearning courses are able to allow students to participate in and the learning process at a time and from a location that meets the student's requirement. eLearning lets you do your coursework when you have the time. The virtual classroom is open 24 hours a day and accessible from any computer with an internet connection. You will save time and money that you would in a face-to-face course.
How Do I Start?
For most students, registering for an eLearning course is the same as any other course. You can browse our list of classes first or specify "INET" or "CNET" as your location when searching for a class.
What Technology will I need for eLearning?
Visit our Technology Requirements page to get a quick automated evaluation of your computer to see if it meets recommended standards for eLearning. If you require any other software, check out our Downloads page for more help. Here is a quick overview of Technical Requirements needed to participate in eLearning.
Most students have a computer capable of running an eLearning course, but there are some basic requirements:
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7; or Mac OS 9 or higher
- A 56k or Broadband Internet Connection (faster and recommended)
- An updated web browser, such as Internet Explorer 7 or newer, Firefox 3 or newer, Safari 4 or Google Chrome.
- Other software as required by course (i.e. Microsoft Word or Excel)
What Should I do First?
- See if eLearning is right for you by taking the self test
- Check what eLearning courses are held here at Delta College
- If there are other courses you would like to take, check out the http://mccvlc.org for more courses from the other 28 community colleges in Michigan.
- Come on into Delta College and visit eLearning in J102 for more information
- After students have enrolled in eLearning, an informational postcard will be sent to your home address and email that we have on file. How Do I Start?
- For most students, registering for an eLearning course is the same as any other course. You can browse our list of classes first or specify "INET" or "CNET" as your location when searching for a class.
What happens after I register?
Once you have completed your registration, you will be added into eLearning within 24 hours. Your class will show up in eLearning on the official start date.
Orientations are available to help you with your class. All eLearning students have access to eLearning orientation one week before the semester begins to help them become familiar with our virtual classroom. Some courses also have a classroom orientation at the beginning of the semester. Classroom orientations are mandatory for some classes and optional for others.
The eLearning Office also has video tutorials to help you with some of the the more common tasks you will face in an eLearning Course. These tutorials cover everything from posting to the discussion board and submitting an assignment to saving a document. You can also contact eLearning with any question.